The West Indies cricket team demonstrated their determination to compete on their tour of Australia with a strong performance in the second day of their warm-up match in Adelaide. After struggling with the bat in their first innings against a Cricket Australia XI, the West Indies bowlers took charge of the game, taking 6 wickets for 22 runs and dismissing their opponents for 174. In their second innings, the West Indies’ batting continued to face challenges as two top-order batsmen were dismissed early. However, makeshift opener Joshua da Silva and No. 5 Kavem Hodge steadied the innings, leading their side to 137 for 3 at stumps. This gives the West Indies a lead of 214 runs heading into the final day of the match.
Despite early struggles, the West Indies were able to turn the game in their favor, with uncapped bowler Shamar Joseph impressing with his swing bowling and picking up 2 wickets for 28 runs. Lead fast bowler Kemar Roach also improved in his second spell, finishing with 2 wickets for 23 runs. The West Indies initially had trouble containing CA XI opener Tim Ward, who scored a half-century. However, the team’s strong bowling performance helped them regain control of the match.
The West Indies will be looking to continue their strong performance on the final day of the match as they aim to secure a victory on their tour of Australia.