Besieged Windies facing heavy defeat after limp display

May 12th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Northampton (England), May 12 (IANS/CMC) Embattled West Indies were facing the prospect of an innings defeat after their bowlers let England Lions off the hook and their batsmen then suffered their second collapse on the second day of their four-day match here.

Captain James Taylor stroked a fine 118 as the Lions, resuming on their overnight 40 for one, recovered from a precarious 98 for five before lunch to post 341 all out in good conditions at Wantage Road Friday.

Fast bowlers Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach picked up three wickets apiece while off-spinner Shane Shillingford and speedster Fidel Edwards added two each.

Trailing by 194 runs, the West Indies again collapsed to end the day on 28 for three, still needing 166 runs before they can make the Lions bat again.

Left-handed opener Kieran Powell was not out on eight and was partnered by Darren Bravo who is yet to score.

The match is the final warm-up before the first Test which starts at Lord’s next Thursday.

Brief scores:

West Indies: 147 and 28 for three

England Lions: 341 (M. Carberry 32, I. Bell 29, J. Taylor 118, J. Bairstow 50, J. Dernbach 28 not out, F. Edfwards 2 for 79, R. Rampaul 3 for 79, K. Roach 3 for 90, S. Shillingford 2 for 75) .

–IANS/CMC
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