West Indies 'A' go down by 101 runs despite 50s from Pooran and Moseley

By December 14, 2020

Half centuries from Nicholas Pooran and Shayne Moseley were not enough to prevent the West Indies ‘A’ from going down to a 101-run to New Zealand at Nelson on Sunday.

Chasing 357 for what would have been unlikely win, the West Indies were bowled out for 256.

Resuming from their overnight total of 26 without loss with Brandon King on eight and Kyle Mayers on 15, the West Indies ‘A’ added only five more runs before Doug Bracewell had Mayers caught behind for 19.

King and Moseley managed to stage a 43-run partnership when Ravindra claimed the first of his six wickets bowling King for 32. Rovman Powell joined Moseley but he didn’t last long as with the score at 106, he became Ravindra’s second wicket, caught by Bracewell for 18.

The first 50-run partnership of the innings followed as Moseley and Pooran took the score to 159 when the former fell to Michael Bracewell for 54.

A 77-run partnership followed between Pooran and Fabian Allen that took the score to 236 when Ravindra had Pooran caught behind for 69. That dismissal marked the beginning of the end of the run chase as the next five wickets fell for 20 runs with Allen the next to go for 35 by similar route.

Of the remaining batsmen, only Romario Shepherd managed to get into double figures before he was out for 11 by Blair Tickner.

Ravindra cleaned out the tail to finish with 6 for 89. Tickner got 2 for 28 in the comprehensive victory.

 

 

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