South Africa vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1: De Villiers and Amla torment West Indies

De Villiers celebrates after scoring his 20th Test century

De Villiers celebrates after scoring his 20th Test century

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South Africa batsman AB de Villiers and captain Hashim Amla tormented the West Indies as they both scored sparkling centuries on the first day of the first Test in Centurion.

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin would have been brooding over his decision to bowl first early on as Alviro Petersen and Dean Elgar amassed a 57-run partnership before Petersen was caught by Devon Smith at first slip off the bowling of Kemar Roach for 27.

Elgar ended up making 28 runs before he was caught by Marlon Samuels at gully off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell.

Faf du Plessis failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught behind off the bowling of Roach for a duck.

Following du Plessis’ dismissal, de Villiers and Amla dominated for the rest of the day as they put together an unbeaten 283-run partnership, during which de Villiers brought up his 20th Test century and Amla his 23rd century, before stumps was called.

De Villiers finished on 141 off 211 balls, which included 15 boundaries and two sixes, while Amla remained undefeated on 133 off 242 deliveries, which included 17 boundaries.

Amla is all smiles after bringing up his 23rd Test century

Amla is all smiles after bringing up his 23rd Test century

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Roach was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Cottrell chipped in with one.

South Africa ended day one on 340/3 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:30 local time or 08:30 GMT.

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