Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Current Match Report – CA XI vs West Indians Tour Match 2023/24


West Indies 251 for 8 dec and 137 for 3 (da Silva 55*, Hodge 44*, Haskett 2-39) lead Cricket Australia XI 174 (Ward 50, Hope 24, Roach 2-23, Shamar Joseph 2-28) by 214 runs

West Indies confirmed they’re decided to place up a combat throughout their Australia tour with a spirited effort on day two of their warm-up match in Adelaide.

Having struggled with the bat first-up towards a Cricket Australia XI, the vacationers produced a dynamic bowling spell of 6 for 22 to knock their opponents over for 174 at Karen Rolton Oval.

Their batting woes had been again on full show in Thursday’s afternoon session, with top-order abilities Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kirk McKenzie each falling in smooth trend of their second innings.

However makeshift opener Joshua da Silva (55 not out) and No. 5 Kavem Hodge (44 not out) steadied the ship and confirmed some attacking aptitude to take their aspect to 137 for 3 at stumps. That is a lead of 214 runs as the competition heads into its closing day.

Issues regarded bleak for the vacationers because the CA XI cruised to 94 for 1 earlier than West Indies sliced by their batting card. The vacationers had declared in a single day to permit their bowlers a primary crack in Australian circumstances.

Uncapped fast Shamar Joseph was on-song with artful swing bowling and harsh quick balls serving to him to 2 for 28, a beautiful in-swinger that smashed the highest of Teague Wyllie’s off stump the perfect supply of the day. Joseph, one in all seven uncapped gamers within the Windies squad, has absolutely bowled his method into the Check aspect.

Lead fast Kemar Roach improved in his second spell of the day to complete with 2 for 23 from his 9 overs, whereas fellow paceman Alzarri Joseph took 2 for 40. West Indies initially struggled to comprise CA XI opener Tim Ward who struck seven boundaries on his technique to a half-century.

Chanderpaul, who made 17 in his aspect’s first innings, pushed a free Liam Haskett supply he did not must play straight to gully to fall for his second-innings duck. McKenzie’s dismissal was simply as avoidable, softly chipping Haskett straight to midwicket.

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