Kieran Powell Stars On Day Three
Nevisian Kieran Powell, was the ultimate star, on day three, of the Best v Best match, which is in effect, a trial match for the Windies red ball team, just prior to the start of the upcoming test series versus South Africa.
Powell batted superbly throughout the day and looked certain to score a century, when he mistimed a lofted drive off the bowling of Rahkeem Cornwall, to be easily caught in the offside, when on 95.
Prior to his dismissal, Powell batted with confidence and assurance and played a number of superlative shots in his innings, striking 11 fours and 1 six.
His innings has helped the Hamilton X1 to be well placed in their chase of the 311 runs target for victory and has certainly placed him on the radar of the Windies selectors.
Earlier in the day, the Blackwood X1, resumed their innings, well placed on 197 for 3, with Shai Hope on 104 and Skipper Blackwood on 23.
Amazingly, the team lost the remaining 7 wickets for just 27 runs.
The Hamilton X1 ended the day, nicely placed on 218 for 4, just requiring 93 runs on the final day, to secure what would effectively turn out to be, a come from behind victory, if it is achieved.
Summarized scores: Team Blackwood 264 all out: Black wood 85; Hope 79; Hodge 37; Campbell 20
Chase 4 for 44, Chemar Holder 3 for 44, Jomel Warrican 2 for 35, J. Seales 1 for 47
Hamilton X1 178 all out: Raymon Reifer 64*, Roston Chase 36, Kieran Powell 22; Jahmar Hamilton 19
Smith 3 for 35, Shannon Gabriel 2 for 16, Keon Harding 2 for 61, Kyle Mayers 1 for 24
Team Blackwood- 224: Hope 106, Kyle Mayers 40, Blackwood 24*
Jayden Seales 4 for 40; Reifer and Mc Sween 2 wickets each wickets; Chase 1
Hamilton’s X1 218 for 4: Kieran Powell 95; Shamarh Brookes 39; Shane Moseley 36; Reifer 22*; Palmer 15*
Rahkeem Cornwall 2 wickets