Windies humiliated

Windies humiliated|Windies humiliated
Associated Press / Themba Hadebe|Associated Press / Themba Hadebe

West Indies suffered their heaviest ever defeat in South Africa when they were humiliated by an innings and 220 runs, 70 minutes before lunch on the penultimate day of the opening Test in Centurion Park, last week.

Resuming at 76 for two in their second innings still requiring a further 275 runs to avoid an innings defeat, the Caribbean side capitulated inside just 15.3 overs to 131 all out, to fall behind 1-0 in the three-Test series. They were ripped apart by the ruthless Dale Steyn who grabbed six for 34 to trigger the collapse that saw the last eight wickets tumble for 55 runs.

Fast bowler Morne Morkel picked up two for 43.

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach did not bat because of an ankle injury.

Captain Hashim Amla hit his third double century as South Africa declared its first innings on 552 for 5 before rain prevented further play on day two of the Test.

Amla scored 208 and put on a record for the fourth wicket with AB de Villers, who contributed 152, while Stiaan van Zyl became the fifth South African to score a century on debut.

Scores: South Africa first innings 552/5; West Indies 1st innings 201; West Indies 2nd innings 131.

The second Test starts on Boxing Day.

West Indies batsman Sulieman Benn, plays a shot on the fourth day of their 1st cricket Test match against South Africa at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. South Africa beat West Indies by an innings and 220 runs.
Associated Press / Themba Hadebe