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Windies A flounder to 109-7 at tea

Monday, February 12, 2018

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FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — West Indies A struggled to the tea break at 109-7 in reply to England Lions' first-innings score of 252 on Monday's second day of the opening four-day "Test" at Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.

Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich is on 29, while Jeremiah Louis is on six. Jermaine Blackwood has top-scored so far with 35. The Lions pacer James Porter and left-arm spin bowler Jack Leach have grabbed two wickets each.

Scores: England Lions 252 (107.5 ovs); West Indies A 109-7 (42 ovs)

Earlier, the visitors resumed from their overnight score of 233-6, but lost their last four wickets for the addition of only 20 runs. All-rounder Paul Coughlin, who resumed from 51, top-scored with 60.

Left-hander Nick Gubbins was dismissed for an even 50 on Sunday, while captain and left-hand opener Keaton Jennings supported with 49.

The hosts' off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall claimed 5-68.

Sanjay Myers

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