The entire morning session was lost due to the wet outfield but the afternoon more than made up for that in terms of action. South Africa lost six wickets for just 63 runs in one rain-shortened session on day three in St. Lucia but maintain their healthy lead.
Beginning their second innings 149 runs ahead, the Proteas lost Aiden Markram (4) in the first over and the wickets just continued to fall consistently throughout the session. Dean Elgar (10) and Keegan Petersen (18) looked to be building a partnership (29) but the South African captain went first and then Petersen shortly after, leaving the visitors 44/3.
There was no respite for South Africa though; Kyle Verreynne (6), first innings star Quinton de Kock (0) and Wiaan Mulder (0) were also back in the Pavillion thanks to some probing West Indian bowling, quickly South Africa went from 54/3 to 54/6. Rain was once again a factor and shortened the session, South Africa were 63/6 with Rassie van der Dussen 22* and Maharaj 0* at the crease. Luckily for them, they had the buffer of a first-innings lead which now stands at 212 runs.