Reifer shines as West Indies, BCB XI game ends in draw

SUMMARY: West Indies 257 (Brathwaite 85, Campbell 44, Mayers 40, Rishad 5-75) and 291 (Bonner 80, Campbell 68, Reifer 49*, Da Silva 46, Islam 4-59, Ahmed 3-42) draw with BCB XI 160 (Naim 45, Hasan 30, Cornwall 5-47, Warrican 3-25) and 63-2 (Ali 33*, Reifer 2-7)

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West Indies and the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI played to a draw in their three-day warm-up game at Chattogram ahead of the Caribbean side’s opening Test against the host nation on February 3.

From an individual perspective, all-rounder Raymon Reifer staked a claim for a place in that first Test XI by getting runs and wickets on the final day.

West Indies, resuming on 179-5 after taking a first innings lead of 97, ended their innings on 291 with overnight batsman Nkrumah Bonner failing to add to his 80.

Reifer made 49 not out and wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Da Silva scored 46, after opener John Campbell cracked 68 the previous day. Fast bowlers Mukidul Islam and Khaled Ahmed took 4-59 and 3-42 respectively for the BCB XI, who were set a target of 389.

In the remaining 29 overs possible in the match, BCB XI reached 63-2 with left-armer Reifer picking up both wickets.

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