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Chanderpaul Buoys Windies in Second Test

The West Indies' cricket team has scored 240-8 on the first day of its second test match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies led the visitors with 64 runs while Marlon Samuels added another 51 for the Caribbean squad. Chanderpaul was at the crease for 297 minutes and faced 214 deliveries.

South African bowlers Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn led the home team with Steyn taking four wickets while allowing 60 runs while Ntini finished at 2-63.

The West Indies won the first test of the three-match series by 128 runs in Port Elizabeth. The third test starts January 10th in Durban. The two sides will also play five one-day international matches.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, Reuters.