West Indies lose second straight practice game

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Bridgetown, May 28 (IANS) The West Indies suffered their second straight warm-up loss in preparation for next week’s tri-nations series, when they went down to a Barbados Select XI by four wickets.

Similar to Wednesday’s first game, their batting struggled again on Friday and they could only muster 200/9 from their 45 overs at 3Ws Oval of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, reports CMC.

Several batsmen got starts but failed to carry on as left-hander Jonathan Carter top-scored with 36, Marlon Samuels got 33 and opener Andre Fletcher, 31.

New-ball bowler Kyle Mayers led the Select XI with four for 47 from eight overs.

In reply, rookie Aaron Jones stroked an enterprising top score of 49 while Test batsman Shai Hope followed up his half-century in the first game with 48, as the Select XI eased to victory in the 43rd over.

The two warm-up games formed part of the preparation camp for the June 3-26 tournament which also involves Australia, and South Africa.

–IANS

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