Phillips, Seifert put West Indies 'A' bowlers to the sword

Tim Seifert -
Tim Seifert -

WEST INDIES 'A' bowlers were put to the sword by hosts New Zealand 'A' after the second day of their first unofficial 'Test' at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand on Friday.

Resuming their first innings on 10 runs without loss, in response to West Indies 'A' first innings total of 322, the hosts closed the day on 321/3, courtesy centuries from opening batsmen Glenn Phillips (138) and Tim Seifert (111), while Mark Chapman contributed 45.

Phillips was the aggressor in an opening stand of 226 in 59.5 overs, as he lashed 15 fours and five sixes in an 184-ball knock, before he was caught and bowled by leg-spinner Hayden Walsh jnr.

Seifert and Chapman featured in a partnership of 80 before Seifert (241 balls, eight fours) was trapped leg-before by left-arm pacer Raymon Reifer.

Nicholas Pooran picked up his first wicket at First Class level, when he had Chapman caught by Romario Shepherd, but Joe Carter (eight) and Cole McConchie (seven) were at the wicket when stumps were drawn, at the midway point of the four-day contest.


"Phillips, Seifert put West Indies ‘A’ bowlers to the sword"

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