Opener Dean Elgar struck his third test century as South
Africa rode their luck to finish the first day of the second
test against West Indies on 270 for two.
Jimmy Neesham made a fine 85 yesterday; Kane Williamson a
classy 54 but the solid bet is those present at Hagley Oval
yesterday won't remember much about either innings.
Young captain Steven Smith compiled a watchful half-century
to guide Australia to 259 for five at stumps and leave the
third test against India delicately poised after an
attritional opening day in Melbourne on Friday.
A blistering 195 by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum
dominated the first day of test cricket in Christchurch in
eight years today.
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