West Indies draw practice match against South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Combined XI


West Indies draw first warm-up match
Tejnarine Chanderpaul was able to score just four runs
Tejnarayan is the son of Shivnarayan Chanderpal.

New Delhi. Gearing up for their two-Test tour of Australia, West Indies played out a three-day warm-up match against New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Combined XI here on Saturday. The Caribbean team scored 114 runs for four wickets in the second innings at Manuka Oval, after which the game was called off. The home team had earlier declared the innings at 426 for four.

Opening batsman Tejnarine Chanderpaul, son of West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul, scored just four runs when he did not bat in the team’s first nine innings of 424 declared. Jermaine Blackwood, a veteran of 48 Tests, had scored 42 runs in the first innings before retiring but could manage just one run in the second innings.

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West Indies’ score was 77 for four after which Roston Chase (31 not out) and Joshua da Silva (12 not out) did not allow any wicket to fall. Blake McDonald scored an unbeaten 177 against the West Indies bowlers on Friday, while number three batsman Oliver Davies scored 115 off just 106 balls.

The visiting team will play the first Test against Australia from November 30 in Perth and the second day-night Test in Adelaide starting December 8. The team will now play a four-day day-night practice match against the Prime Minister’s XI from next Wednesday.

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