Dowrich, Chase get workout in drawn warm-up match
Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase were the beneficiaries on the second day of West Indies’ drawn warm-up match after getting a workout with the bat in the second innings against Emirates Cricket Board XI.
Resuming on 59 for 7, the ECB XI crossed 100 thanks to Rohan Mustafa’s patient 44. Spinners Jomel Warrican and Devendra Birshoo took the three remaining wickets to fall on the second day to bowl the ECB XI out for 117.
Leon Johnson and Shai Hope, who struck fifties in the first innings, were dismissed for 10 and 0 respectively. Jermaine Blackwood and Jonathan Carter then struck boundary-laden cameos, but it was Chase and Dowrich’s 49-run stand off 85 balls that ensured West Indies didn’t collapse.
Left-arm spinner Ahmed Raza took three wickets, including Chase’s for an 81-ball 36. Dowrich hit six fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 52.
West Indies declared their second innings at 173 for 7, setting the ECB XI a target of 306. West Indies’ spinners got 13 overs in before the game was drawn.
West Indies will play a three-day warm-up match against a PCB XI from October 7, before the first Test from October 13. (ESPNCricinfo)
Photo caption: Roston Chase