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Opener John Campbell got his second score of over 50 in the game, but Roston Chase XI still fell four wickets to Kraigg Brathwaite XI on day three of the four-day Best vs Best warm-up match. West Indies. at Coolidge Cricket Ground yesterday.
Left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and versatile Rahkeem Cornwall with the bat were the top performers yesterday.
Resuming on 242 for five in their opening innings, the Brathwaite XI was fired for 346, with Cornwall girding 63 on 51 balls. Seaman Raymon Reifer and Leg Spinner Imran Khan picked up two wickets each. This gave them a lead of 20.
However, in their second inning, the Chase XI was shut out for 113, with Campbell getting the only substance score – 55 in two hours and 49 minutes. He was, however, one of Permaul’s four victims. Left with just 94 to win, the Brathwaite XI worked 95 for six. The West Indies are gearing up for a two-game test series against the touring Sri Lankans following the current one-day series.
CHASE XI 326 (John Campbell 129, Roston Chase 75, Jermaine Blackwood 24, Imran Khan 24; Preston McSween 4-64, Jayden Seales 3-42) and 113 (John Campbell 55, Jahmar Hamilton 25; Veerasammy Permaul 4-21, Rahkeem Cornwall 2-23) vs BRATHWAITE XI 346 (Kriagg Brathwaite 95, Rahkeem Cornwall 63, Kavem Hodge 59 not out, Preston McSween 34, Paul Palmer Jr 32; Jomel Warrican 3-72, Nial Smith 3-91) and 95 for six ( Kieran Powell 29, Paul Palmer Jr 21; Raymon Reifer 2-15, Imran Khan 2-16)
—Result: Brathwaite XI won by four wickets