Sarwan, Bravo lead WI fightback

Associated Press

Port of Spain, April 12:

Ramnaresh Sarwan styled an unbeaten 93 and he and Dwayne Bravo helped the West Indies stall South Africa’s push to victory in a second Test delicately poised after four days on Monday. The home team, which conceded a first-innings lead of 51 early in the day, recovered from a perilous 92/5 to close on 170-5, ahead by 119 run. Sarwan lashed nine boundaries off 190 balls as he closed in on a seventh century. In an unbroken stand of 78, he got level-headed support from Bravo, who contributed a defiant 30 not out off 108 deliveries in just under two hours. South Africa was led by Makhaya Ntini, who followed his six wickets in the first innings with three for 34. Left-arm spinner Nicky Boje claimed the prize wicket of Brian Lara among 2-33. South Africa, resuming at 370-6 in reply to the West Indies’ 347, folded in the first hour as it lost its last four wickets for just 28. Chris Gayle was the destroyer,

taking all four wickets as the South Africans opted for a more aggressive approach than on day three. Gayle finished with 4-50 off 37.5 overs.