Moseley (110), Shepherd (77*) highlight WI A effort on day three


West Indies A will head into a big final day of their New Zealand tour trailing New Zealand A by 332 runs in their second innings, set to resume at 26-0 at Saxton Oval on Monday (Sunday night Caribbean Time).

On Sunday, opening batsman Shayne Moseley had meanwhile carried on from his unbeaten 56 overnight to reach his first First-Class century for West Indies A, to go with three previous hundreds for Barbados Pride in the Headley/Weekes Trophy tournament.

The left-hander made 110 and hit 11 fours off 267 balls as he batted for just under six hours. He shared a partnership of 115 with all-rounder Romario Shepherd who again played brilliantly for 77 not out – off 101 balls with six fours and four sixes. This followed up his shot-filled 134 in the first match last week at the Bay Oval.

Earlier, New Zealand A captain Doug Bracewell picked up a further four wickets in the first innings for a First-Class haul of 15-5-42-6, the new captain leading the way as the hosts dismissed the visitors for 298 in 88.3 overs.

Taking a 183-run lead into their second dig, New Zealand A belted a quick 174 for seven from just 27.5 overs before Bracewell again declared – giving his attack eight overs before stumps to try to get a late breakthrough in the action-packed afternoon.

For the West Indies, off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall took 3-37 to follow up his 3-91 in the first innings, while leg-spinner Hayden Walsh jr had 3-71. (Windies Cricket)

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