Nortje bags 5-36 as S Africa take big lead v West Indies

PRETORIA, March 1 (Reuters) – Fast bowler Anrich Nortje ripped through the West Indies middle order to take 5-36 as South Africa opened up a 179 run lead with six second innings wickets remaining at the close of the second day of the see-saw first test at Centurion Park on Wednesday.

South Africa limped to 49 for four in their second innings having been all out for 342 in their first early on the second morning.

They dismissed West Indies for 212 in reply as seamer Gerald Coetzee also claimed figures of 2-45 on debut, with 24 wickets already lost in six sessions in the match.

Dean Elgar (1), debutant Tony de Zorzi (0), Keegan Petersen (7) and Temba Bavuma (0), with a pair of ducks, are all already dismissed for the home side in their second innings.

Bavuma is the fourth player to get a pair on their test captaincy debut after Mark Taylor, Rashid Latif and Habibul Bashar.

First innings centurion Aiden Markram…

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