Dec. 6, 2020, 4:36 p.m.
West Indies “A” Team batsmen failed to show the heroics of their first innings as they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of New Zealand “A” on the fourth and final morning of their first-class match at Bay Oval.
Resuming the final day three wickets down for 57-3, the visitors could only muster 109 in the second innings to lose by an innings and 143 runs.
They actually lost eight wickets — Raymon Reifer retired early in the day as he was unable to complete his innings due to a hand injury, while Oshane Thomas was also unable to bat due to an injury.
Nicholas Poran topcored with 35 off 61 balls with four fours as he tried to put up two hours of resistance, but was among a clatter of wickets to fall in the morning session.
The West Indies started the day with hopes of batting out the 90 overs to earn a draw, but found themselves six wickets down before they reached triple figures.
The only other batsman to come to grips with the situation was keeper Joshua Da Silva who battled hard for an hour-and-a-half and ended on 15 not out off 51 balls. Scott Kuggeleijn was the best bowler for the hosts with 3-18 as he generated pace and got the ball to move both ways.