Simmons, though, held on to his wicket, but at the other end Shivnarine Chanderpaul failed to sustain. That made West Indies' job tougher.
Simmons then fell after playing a brilliant knock but till the time he was there he kept alive West Indies chances.
West Indies task became tougher when Ramnaresh Sarwan also followed his teammate back in the paviilion.
183 for 7 (Gibbs 55, Kallis 45, Taylor 3-30)
163 for 9 (Simmons 77, Parnell 4-13)
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