Windies tail wags in practice encounter
Cave Hill, CMC — West Indies tail-enders enjoyed batting practice as their three-day warm-up match against a Barbados Select XI ended in a draw at the 3Ws Oval here Wednesday.
Kemar Roach, back in competitive cricket for the first time in nearly a year, struck 44 while the combative Sulieman Benn hit an unbeaten 28, as the Windies were dismissed for 212 in their second innings after resuming the day on 113 for six.
Newly appointed West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin converted his overnight 21 into 41.
Off-spinner Chaim Holder finished with five for 78.
The Barbados Select XI then finished on 129 for two with left-hander Anthony Alleyne hitting an unbeaten 52.
The match is one of two practice fixtures for West Indies as part of their ongoing camp, in preparation for the three-Test tour against New Zealand starting June 8 in Jamaica.
West Indies 1st Innings: 272 All Out (82 Overs). Darren Bravo 124, Kirk Edwards 50, Shane Shillingford 22, Sulieman Benn 13*; Jomel Warrican 28-8-78-5, Jason Holder 20-1-92-3, Raymon Reifer* 11-3-26-1, Kenroy Peters 11-3-29-1.
Barbados Select XI 1st Innings: 143 All Out (51.2 Overs). Anthony Alleyne 62, Raymon Reifer* 37, Shai Hope+ 15, Kyle Corbin 6; Marlon Samuels 13.2-2-25-4, Kemar Roach 8-4-17-3, Jerome Taylor 7-2-20-2, Sulieman Benn 13-3-30-1.
West Indies 2nd Innings: 212 (79.5 Overs). Kemar Roach 44, Denesh Ramdin*+ 41, Sulieman Benn 28*, Kirk Edwards 20; S Holder 24-5-78-5, Kenroy Peters 12.5-4-29-2, Jomel Warrican 32-14-58-1, Keon Harding 6-2-18-1.
Barbados Select XI 2nd Innings: 129/2 (31 Overs). Anthony Alleyne 52*, Kyle Corbin 28, Shai Hope+ 26*, Dario Belle 6; Shannon Gabriel 6-1-22-1, Kemar Roach 8-2-35-1, Jason Holder 7-1-22-0, Jerome Taylor 5-0-16-0.