Latest Match Report – WI Brathwaite XI vs WI Holder XI Tour Match 2020

Brathwaite XI 275 and 99 for Three lead Holder XI 193 by 181 runs

Left-armer Raymon Reifer seized his likelihood to impress with 5 wickets within the area of 11 balls on day two of the West Indies’ intra-squad match at Emirates Previous Trafford.

The all-rounder produced an impressed spell within the afternoon session as Kraigg Brathwaite’s XI took a dominant place over the facet led by Take a look at captain Jason Holder.

Holder’s staff had been set truthful on 95 for two when Reifer ripped their center order out in fast time, leaving them 111 for 7 and, ultimately, 193 all out.

In only a few minutes’ work he eliminated Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua da Silva, Holder, Sheyne Moseley and Rahkeem Cornwall, paving the best way for an 82-run first-innings lead.

That had stretched to 181 at stumps, opener John Campbell making up for his day-one duck with an attacking 49 in a rating of 99 for 3. It was Reifer who gained most from the outing, although, making up for his lack of categorical tempo by zeroing in on the right size and utilizing his angles properly. Three of his victims nicked to slide or gully – Bonner, Da Silva and Moseley all feeling for contact within the channel – whereas Cornwall hacked unimpressively to mid-on to seal the five-for.

However when it comes to advancing his exterior likelihood of an look within the sequence opener in opposition to England on July 8, probably the most notable scalp would have been Holder, pinned lbw for a golden duck. The Bajan instructions enormous respect amongst his squad and is more and more some of the revered voices within the international sport however that didn’t cease the fielding facet whooping within the loudest celebration of the day as he was given first ball.

Holder additionally declined to bowl himself for the second day in a row, inviting additional questions over the niggling ankle harm he has been working his approach again from.

Reifer, who gained his solely Take a look at cap in 2017 in opposition to New Zealand, completed with 5 for 60 as Kyle Mayers added a brilliant 45 to convey down the arrears. He was final man out to Marquino Mindley, who additionally dismissed Roach.

Mindley had earlier uprooted Jermaine Blackwood’s center stump as he auditioned unsuccessfully as a top-order rival for Campbell.

Blackwood is one in all of 14 gamers within the official 14-man squad – with Shannon Gabriel set to be added – whereas the rest of the 25-man social gathering are listed as reserves.

It was two of these standbys who did the majority of the scoring for Holder’s staff, Moseley eking out 40 and Sunil Ambris driving his luck on his approach to an unconvincing 52.

Campbell and Blackwood returned to the crease for the night session and raced to their 50 stand in simply 7.four overs. There have been a number of thick edges but in addition loads of clear hits and good working, with Gabriel taking the brunt of the ache with 38 off his first 4 overs.

Campbell was not at all times safe, and was dropped at mid-off on 29, however moved inside a single of his half-century earlier than Alzarri Joseph set him up lbw.

Joseph bowled an exquisite spell late on, successful one other lbw when he went full and straight to Shai Hope, who was dropped on nought and gone for 2.

“You can always give yourself a chance with the Dukes ball in England,” Reifer mentioned on the shut.

“If you’re able to get a bit of shine on it there is always some movement to be found in these conditions. If the ball is seaming around then it is favourable for me.

“I used to be fairly happy with the 5 wickets, I simply put the ball in the best areas and it began to chew.”

Reifer, cousin of batting coach Floyd, has not worn the West Indies whites since his debut against New Zealand in 2017, but did feature in a pair of one-day internationals in Ireland last summer.

“The final word dream is at all times to play Take a look at cricket and to play as many Checks as attainable,” he said.

“I made my debut three years in the past and have not performed since, so if the chance presents itself I will be seeking to play.

“I’m not thinking too far ahead, we have another day in this match and potentially another chance with bat and ball then a four-day game coming up, but I’m pretty pleased with how it’s gone.”

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