Nel sparks South African victory

Associated Press

Bridgetown, April 25:

Fast bowler Andre Nel blasted through the West Indies lineup with a career-best 6-32 to help South Africa win by an innings and 86 runs with a day to spare in the third Test on Sunday.

South Africa’s biggest win over the West Indies also gave it the series, with a 2-0 unassailable

lead in the four-Test series. The visitors retained the Sir Vivian Richards Trophy, which they have held since 1999. West Indies, facing a massive first-innings deficit of 252, was bowled out for 166 an hour after tea at Kensington Oval. Nel finished with his first-ever 10-wicket match haul, taking 10-88 and the man of the match award. Sometimes he charged down the pitch after balls to stare down his opponents, and peppered a number of the batsmen with short-pitched deliveries. Fellow pacer Makhaya Ntini, who started the top-order slide, grabbed

2-40. Courtney Browne top-scored for West Indies with 68. Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 31 but none of the other batsmen passed 15. South Africa started the day by stretching its overnight score of 521-8 to 548-9 before captain Graeme Smith declared. The bowlers then took over, as they did in the eight-wicket, second-Test victory in Trinidad.