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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Campbell, Cornwall ship sturdy message in Brathwaite’s XI win

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Opener John Campbell prolonged his type with a half-century whereas Rahkeem Cornwall proved his all-round value as 21 wickets tumbled on a dramatic penultimate day handy Kraigg Brathwaite’s XI a four-wicket victory over Roston Chase’s XI of their four-day warm-up match right here yesterday.

Set a modest 94 for victory at Coolidge Cricket Floor, left-armed seamer Raymon Reifer (2-15), leg-spinner Imran Khan (2-16) and part-time off-spinner Jermaine Blackwood (2-17) made life tough, nonetheless, leaving Brathwaite’s XI to limp over the end line.

They have been 70 for 2 at one stage on the backs of 29 from opener Kieran Powell and 21 from Paul Palmer however a clatter of wickets meant for a messy chase ultimately.

Resuming earlier on their in a single day 242 for 5, Brathwaite’s XI have been dismissed for 346 to earn a 20-run first innings lead.

Kavem Hodge failed so as to add to his in a single day 59, falling within the morning’s third over fending a snorter from quick bowler Chemar Holder to a diving Nkrumah Bonner at a large gully.

Palmer, unbeaten at the beginning on 31, added just one earlier than falling to a catch on the wicket off Reifer (2-71) one over earlier.

Cornwall then flexed his muscle, belting 9 fours and three sixes in a dashing 51-ball knock as he placed on 55 for the ninth wicket with Preston McSween whose 34 got here from 31 balls and included 5 fours and a six.

Guyanese quick bowler Nial Smith picked two of the 5 wickets to fall, to finish with three for 91, whereas left-armed spinner Jomel Warrican didn’t add to his three for 72.

Of their second flip on the crease, Chase’s XI have been dismissed for a paltry 113, with solely Campbell exhibiting any enterprise with a prime rating of 55, to comply with up his first innings hundred.

The left-hander struck half-dozen fours and a six off 118 deliveries in a shade over 2 ¾ hours, however left-armed spinner Veerasammy Permaul with 4 for 21, off-spinner Cornwall (2-23) and left-armed seamer McSween (2-25), with two wickets apiece, ripped aside the innings.

Set an uncomplicated goal, Brathwaite’s XI flourished behind a 54-run, first-wicket stand between Powell and Palmer earlier than the rot set in and 5 wickets went down for 33 runs.

Even after shedding the pair to Reifer in the identical over, Brathwaite’s XI appeared poised for a simple win at 70 for 2 earlier than shedding three wickets for one run in 9 balls, with Shimron Hetmyer (0), Shamarh Brooks (15) and Hodge (1) falling in fast time.

Hetmyer failed for the second time within the sport, bowled lacking a pull at Blackwood and Brooks adopted in the identical over, smashing a stinging return catch to the bowler.

The match was a part of West Indies’ preparation for the two-Take a look at sequence towards Sri Lanka beginning later this month and in addition served as a trial for selectors to select the Take a look at squad.

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