Umpires are on alert to get play started today, penultimate and fourth day of the third Test that ends the series between hosts South Africa and the West Indies.
At about this time — just after two o’clock in the afternoon Monday in South Africa, the officials were making another inspection of ground conditions at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town where West Indies at 88 for 2 in their second innings were four runs shy of erasing a first innings deficit.
Largely due to a brilliant century – 148 in fact – from A B De Veillers, South Africa made 421 in reply to the Windies 329 and with the Caribbean side looking to post a solid second innings tally today to give themselves an outside chance of victory, the rain has forced a change of plan.
Should play resume shortly West Indies now find themselves have to play match=saving innings, leaving South Africa as one-nil series winners.
The teams are carded to engage in three T20 matches and five ODI’s following on the TEst series.
SCORES in the match being played in Cape Town are West Indies 329 and 88 for 2 South Africa 421.
The lefthanded Johnson is on 37 and stylish right-hander Samuels on 26.