Windies captain Ramdin pleased after draw

Port Elizabeth, Dec 31 (IANS) West Indies cricket captain Denesh Ramdin has said he was pleased with the efforts of centurions Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels in the drawn second Test against South Africa here and hoped for the continued resurgence in the final Test starting Friday in Cape Town.

Brathwaite (106) and Samuels (101) were the only Windies batsmen who were able to bat comfortably against a strong South African attack.
Adverse weather conditions forced the abandonment of the second Test on the the final day at St George’s Park here Tuesday, as the contest finished in a tame draw.
With 98 overs scheduled for the final day, the match was set up for a tense finish, especially with the Windies on 275 for nine and still trailing the Proteas by 142 runs.
“Hopefully those two guys can kick on and guys like Shiv (Chanderpaul) and myself can back them up,” he said Tuesday.
“We bowled in the right areas and created some chances. Hopefully we can do something good in the next Test match. We have to look at our fielding and work on our catching.”
South Africa, however, were left frustrated by the washout, believing they could have forced a result on the final day.
“We were hoping to get the last wicket quickly and then set them a target with 50 or 60 overs to go,” said captain Hashim Amla.
South Africa lead the series 1-0 following their innings and 220-run victory at Centurion.