Test drawn after fifth-day washout

CRICKET-RSA-WISA waterlogged outfield and persistent rain ruled out any chance of play on the fifth day of the Port Elizabeth Test, which ended in a draw with only 201 overs having been possible over five days. Whenever play had been possible, the pitch threw up an excellent contest between bat and ball, with four batsmen scoring centuries, one tonking a 26-ball half-century, and the bowlers responding with 17 wickets, but the weather ruined any chance of a result. Replying to South Africa’s 417 for 8 declared, West Indies had ended day four on 275 for 9.

The umpires inspected the outfield at hourly intervals between 10am and 1pm, but there was no improvement in its condition. Play was called off at 1.05pm. Kraigg Brathwaite was named Man of the Match for his innings of 106.

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