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Proteas on 102/3 at lunch

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla were not out on 16 and 25 respectively.

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach (R) unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of South African batsman AB De Villiers(L) during the first day of the First test match between South Africa and the West Indies at the Supersport Park in Centurion on 17 December , 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The opening day of the first test between South Africa and the West Indies got off to a wet and delayed start in Centurion on Wednesday morning.

At lunch, with conditions looking flat, South Africa were on 102/3. AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla were not out on 16 and 25 respectively.

The overcast skies and brown grassy pitch looked favourable to bowlers so unsurprisingly, West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin sent the hosts in to bat after winning the toss.

The opening partnership of Dean Elgar and Alviro Petersen looked to be holding strong as they raced to a run rate of six an over at times.

A patient attack by Kemar Roach then yielded results as Petersen was caught at first slip for 27 off 44 balls. Just moments later, Elgar fell for 28 off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell who dispatched him with his trademark salute.

Elgar delivered the ball to gully man Samuels.

Faf du Plessis will be disappointed to have been dismissed for a duck by Roach. Du Plessis was caught from behind after a thick outside edge.

South Africa lost three wickets on the score of 57.

South Africa: Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla (captain), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott.

West Indies: Devon Smith, Kraigg Brathwaite, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (captain), Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Sheldon Cottrell.