Windies A rebound to win second match
WORCESTER, England (CMC):
Captain Jason Mohammed notched his second consecutive century and Jermaine Blackwood added another, as West Indies A notched the first win of their England tour by defeating Worcestershire by 21 runs yesterday.
Mohammed scored 142 from just 120 balls, while opening batsman Blackwood stroked 119 from 122 balls, to help lead the visitors to a challenging total of 338 for nine from their 50 overs.
The home side was then limited to 317 for eight from their 50 overs.
The two shared in a 238-run third-wicket partnership to help rescue their team from a perilous 28 for two, following the early dismissals of Chandrapaul Hemraj (20) and Devon Thomas, who made just three.
Captain Jason Mohammed scored his second successive century to lead West Indies A to victory.
Mohammed's 162-minute knock contained 11 boundaries and four sixes, while Blackwood was at the crease for three minutes shy of three hours and struck 14 boundaries.
After Mohammed and Sunil Ambris were dismissed within three balls of each other by left-arm pacer Ross Whiteley, leaving the score on 266 for four, Blackwood teamed up with Rovman Powell to add 46 valuable runs and carry the total over the 300 mark.
Powell scored a whirlwind 42 from 24 balls, inclusive of three boundaries and two sixes.
Dillon Pennington was the pick of the bowlers, ending with five for 67 from his nine overs, while Whiteley nabbed four for 58 from nine overs as well.
Led by a fine bowling performance from opening fast-bowler Chemar Holder, the visitors were then able to restrict Worcestershire despite notable contributions from the middle order.
Holder grabbed three wickets for 42 runs from his 10 overs and was ably supported by Rahkeem Cornwall, who chipped in with two for 52.