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South Africa fight back at tea against West Indies

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla fight back to put South Africa on 225-3 at tea on day one of the opening Test against West Indies at Centurion.

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla have helped South Africa reach 225-3 at tea on day one of the opening Test against West Indies at Centurion.

The hosts endured a difficult morning session, losing three wickets to leave them on 102-3.

Alviro Petersen (27), Dean Elgar (28) and Faf du Plessis (duck) were all dismissed early on to put the Proteas in trouble.

However, De Villiers (85 not out) and Amla (79 not out) have guided South Africa towards a competitive score after taming the West Indies bowling attack.

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West Indies bowler Kemar Roach unsuccesfully appeals for the wicket of South African batsman AB De Villiers during the first day of the First test match between South Africa and the West Indies at the Supersport Park in Centurion on December 17, 2014
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