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South Africa Wins 3rd Test v West Indies

South Africa's cricket team has beaten the West Indies by an innings and 100 runs in the third and final test of their three-match series in Durban.

Marlon Samuels made a defiant stand in the West Indies' second innings, scoring a career-best 105 runs. Samuels had 18 fours in his time at the crease on his way to a second career century.

However, his innings was not enough to lift the Caribbean squad past South Africa's massive first-innings total of 556-4 declared. South African bowler Dale Steyn was 6-72 for South Africa.

The final score: South Africa, 556-4 declared, the West Indies, 139 all out and 317 all out. The victory gives South Africa the series, 2-1. The two sides will play five one-day international matches starting January 20th in Centurion.

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