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1st unofficial Test, England Lions tour of West Indies at Florence Hall, Feb 11-14 2018 | Match Report

West Indies A 279 (Dowrich 119, Warrican 71*, Leach Three-84) and 108 for eight (Leach Five-26) beat England Lions 252 (Coughlin 60, Gubbins 50, Cornwall Five-68) and 132 (Warrican 7-33) by means of two wickets

West Indies A survived a scare at the ultimate morning to safe a nervy two-wicket over England Lions within the first unofficial Take a look at in Jamaica, with Rahkeem Cornwall including to his 8 wickets within the fit by means of hitting the successful runs. Jomel Warrican additionally amassed an eight-wicket haul and performed an important function with the bat along first-innings centurion Shane Dowrich, because the Lions let slip a probably decisive lead.

Resuming on 31 for 1 chasing a goal of 106, West Indies A advanced to 80 for three sooner than a cave in in opposition to spin threatened to let the Lions again in. Jack Leach claimed a five-for, and Liam Livingstone and Mason Crane have been additionally a few of the wickets because the hosts misplaced Five for 18, sooner than the strong determine of Cornwall flippantly noticed them over the road.

Having been installed to bat, the Lions made 252 with half-centuries from Nick Gubbins and Paul Coughlin. West Indies A have been then in vital hassle at 114 for eight in answer, however wicketkeeper Dowrich introduced his Take a look at revel in to undergo all the way through a five-and-a-half hour 119. Warrican used to be a more-than-adequate best friend, scoring 71 all the way through a 161-run ninth-wicket partnership that lifted West Indies A right into a 27-run lead.

The importance of that partnership changed into clearer because the Lions suffered a cave in of their very own. Haseeb Hameed top-scored with 39 however the vacationers slipped from 60 for 1 and 118 for four to 132 all out as Warrican, who performed the remaining of his 4 Checks in 2016, completed with second-innings figures of seven for 33.

All sides featured numerous Take a look at avid gamers. Keaton Jennings, who made 49 within the first innings, captained a Lions facet that includes Hameed, Toby Roland-Jones and Mason Crane, the legspinner capped in England’s ultimate Ashes Take a look at on the SCG. West Indies A have been led by means of Kieran Powell, along Jermaine Blackwood, Vishaul Singh, Raymon Reifer and Warrican within the first of 3 top notch suits.

There used to be some additional information out the Lions camp, with call-u.s.for Roland-Jones and Matt Critchley to the squad for the one-day video games in opposition to West Indies A subsequent month. Roland-Jones will quilt for Tom Helm, who has suffered a hamstring damage, whilst legspinner Critchley replaces Dawson after he used to be signed for the Pakistan Tremendous League. Two avid gamers have additionally been added to the North-South collection: Gloucestershire’s Liam Norwell and Middlesex fast Tom Barber sign up for the South squad after Helm and George Garton have been pressured to withdraw.


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