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The West Indies crashed to an embarrassing 163 runs defeat against South Africa on Sunday’s fourth day of the first test at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.

South Africa, which began in the day on 155 for 2 in their second innings, declared on 206 for 4, setting the West Indies an unlikely 456 runs for victory.

Captain Graeme Smith top scored with 90, while Jacque Kallis fell for his overnight 40 against Suleiman Benn who finished with 3 for 74.

The West Indiesn as they did in the first inningsn started their reply badly losing the wicket of Travis Dowlin in the second over.

Brendan Nash again proved to the selector that they erred in promoting him to number 3, after he fell for 13, to leave the home team on 39 for 2 in the eighth over.

Despite a patient knock of 73 from Captain Chris Gayle, the regional side was not able to carry the match into day five as they were dismissed for 293 in their second innings.

Gayle shared in a 55 runs partnership with Shivnarine Chanderpaul who made 15.

Dwayne Bravo who made 46 and Narsingh Deonarine 23, took the score to 152 before they were separated, Bravo going with the score on 192 for 6.

Sulieman Benn with 42 and Shane Shillingford 27 gave the West Indies some hope of reaching the fifth day with a partnership of 66 for the eighth wicket.

However, they were not able to achieve that as they were dismissed for 293, when last man out Nelon Pascal was bowl by man of the match Dale Steyn who ended with match figures of 8 for 94.