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West Indies openers out before lunch

Opening batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith are both out before lunch as the West Indies reach 80-2 in the morning session of the first day against South Africa.

The West Indies lost both of their opening batsmen as they slipped to 80-2 at lunch on the first day of their third Test against South Africa this morning.

The tourists won the toss and elected to bat first in Cape Town, needing a win to level the series.

Kraigg Brathwaite's spell in the middle was short-lived though, as he made just seven before edging a Dale Steyn ball to Dean Elgar.

It looked like Devon Smith was forming a solid partnership with Leon Johnson as the interval approached, but Simon Harmer removed the second opening's off-stump with the final ball of the morning session, sending him back to the pavilion three runs short of a half-century.

Johnson had a productive spell before the break, leaving him on 24 not out off just 42 balls heading into the afternoon.

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South African bowler Dale Steyn celebrates as he takes the wicket of West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chandepaul during the 4th day of the first test match between South Africa and the West Indies at Supersport Park in Centurion on December 20, 2014
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