Brathwaite, Samuels defy South Africa on Day Three

Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit half-centuries as the West Indies fought back on the Day Three of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park yesterday.

Brathwaite made 65 not out and Samuels was unbeaten on 60 as the West Indies reached 144 for two in reply to South Africa’s 417 for eight declared.

Morne Morkel was the only successful South African bowler, taking two wickets in two balls. He ended a 55-run opening partnership between Brathwaite and Devon Smith by having Smith caught at first slip, with Leon Johnson edging the next delivery to third slip.

Bad light ended play with 16 overs remaining after rain delayed the start of play by an hour.

With most of the second day lost to rain, South Africa were hoping to score quick runs on Sunday morning before making inroads into a potentially fragile West Indian batting line-up. But they were frustrated on both counts.

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