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West Indies lose tour match by 10 wickets

Cricket Australia XI 444 and 0 for 13 beat West Indians 243 and 210 (Holder 65, Boyce 4-84, Lees 3-68) by 10 wickets


Jason Holder scored a half-century and the West Indians avoided an innings defeat, but those were about the only positives for the tourists on the final day of their tour game in Brisbane. A Cricket Australia XI featuring six players making their first-class debuts proved too strong for the West Indians, winning by 10 wickets after being set a meagre target of 10 for victory.

West Indies had resumed on 7 for 125 and an innings win for the CA XI seemed likely, but Holder and Kemar Roach were able to put off the defeat with a 79-run eight-wicket partnership that was the biggest of the innings. However, legspinner Cameron Boyce broke the stand when he had Roach caught for 36.

Boyce picked up 4 for 64, also getting rid of Devendra Bishoo for 16, before Holder was the final man dismissed, off the bowling of Matt Short for 65. Holder’s innings featured four fours and three sixes and ensured that his team at least avoided the ignominy of an innings loss, but the CA XI openers had no trouble reaching their target without loss.

The West Indies squad travels to Hobart on Sunday ahead of the first Test against Australia, which starts on Thursday.

Taken from ESPN Cricinfo

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