Thursday, April 18, 2024

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


West Indies 251 for 8 (Greaves 65, Hodge 52, Brathwaite 52) and 315 for five dec (Da Silva 105, Hodge 99) drew with Cricket Australia XI 174 (Ward 50) and 149 for five (Sinclair 3-38)

Joshua Da Silva wrapped up West Indies’ on-field preparations for the Frank Worrell Trophy by hitting a century in opposition to a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide.

5 days out from the primary Check within the South Australian capital, Da Silva provided the vacationers hope on Friday with a nice 105 in opposition to an inexperienced assault at Karen Rolton Oval.

Check hopeful Kavem Hodge did his probabilities of a debut no hurt with 99, earlier than being bowled by spinner Doug Warren agonisingly near reaching three figures.

Hodge was desperately unfortunate when a ball spun out of the tough, hit the right-hander’s again leg and bounced onto the stumps.

Justin Greaves hit an unbeaten 41 to go along with his first-innings 65, serving to the vacationers to 315 for five declared of their second go to to the center, and a sizeable lead of 392.

There do, nonetheless, stay some considerations for the vacationers. The boys more likely to bat No. 3 and No. 4 in Adelaide each failed once more, with Kirk McKenzie and Alick Athanaze backing up their first-innings scores of 23 and 0 with 9 and 15 respectively.

West Indies want extra out of the pair within the two-Check collection, given they’re more likely to discipline debutants in Hodge and Greaves at No. 5 and No. 6.

The CA XI had been in a position to maintain on for 39 overs to attract the sport. West Indies off-spinning allrounder Kevin Sinclair, well-known for his somersault celebrations after wickets, claimed three scalps. That can assist his case for a Check call-up as he battles with Greaves for a spot within the facet.

The vacationers should play not less than three debutants at Adelaide Oval, with seven uncapped gamers of their 15-man squad.

That lack of top-level expertise highlights the predicament Check cricket finds itself in, with Jason Holder and Kyle Mayers the most recent West Indies gamers to prioritise T20 leagues over the five-day format.

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