West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite says he remains confident the team can win the second Test against South Africa at the Wanderers despite the almost impregnable position of the home after three days of action.
When stumps were drawn to close day three the Proteas were 287 for 7, an overall lead of 356 runs with captain Temba Bavuma unbeaten on 171.
South Africa were 8 for 2 when Bavuma walked to the wicket and in the end he not only repaired the innings but re-established his country’s command over the West Indies with a majestic unbeaten 171 spiced with 20 fours.
Wiann Mulder, 42, was the only other South African batsman on the day to make any useful contribution as Alzarri Joseph picked up 2 for 49 and Kyle Mayers 2 for 25.
Brathwaite admits the score is daunting, but he warns not to count out the West Indies.
The highest fourth innings score at Wanderers is 310.
However, Brathwaite says playing for a draw is not in their game plan.
West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite.
South Africa leads the two match series following an 87 run win in the opening game.