Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the warm-up match between West Indians and a Victorian XI. The West Indians have had a disastrous run recently as they have lost series consecutively. Their journey in Australia has been disappointing as well as they started off with a defeat against the Cricket Australia XI by 10 in their tour game and have also lost it to the Australia team in the first Test match as well. With everything going against the WIndies, their performance in the second ongoing tour match has been better, which is a positive sign for the team.

*Match Drawn*

Victoria XI: 169/3; BATTING: Jake Hancock 80 (168), Ayre Iyer 17 (28) Devendra Bishoo gets another wicket as he dismisses Ian Holland. After facing 78 balls to settle himself down, Holland departs for 28. The match is delayed due to rain.

OUT! Ian Holland st KC Brathwaite b Bishoo 29(78)

Victoria XI: 130/2; BATTING: Jake Hancock 60 (127), Ian Holland 27 (69) West Indies, who declared on Day 1 at the score of 303 for the loss of eight wickets, have had a tough day with the ball so far as the Victorians seem to be batting pretty good, having lost just a couple of wickets in the form of Travis Dean and Tom Donnell.

OUT! Travis Dean c Kraigg Brathwaite b Kemar Roach 3 (13), Tom Donnell lbw b Devendra Bishoo 34 (63)

Teams:

Victoria XI: Ian Holland (c), Aaron Ayre, Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Tom Donnell, Matthew Doric, Sam Grimwade, Jake Hancock, Jeremy Hart, Dylan Knight (wk), Jackson Koop

West Indians: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican

West Indians had a good first day as they put good runs on the board. Victoria XI won the toss and sent the visitors to bat. Kraigg Brathwaite and Rajendra Chandrika opened for them but Chandrika departed soon making 28. The next man in, Marlon Samuels built up a good partnership with Brathwaite that provided the team with the stability they needed. Samuels missed on his half century narrowly scoring 45. Further mentionable contributions came from Jermaine Blackwood who added 69 runs to the scoreboard while sharing a 99-run partnership with Brathwaite.

While skipper Jason Holder failed to perform today, wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin’s unbeaten 38 was a helpful knock considering the continuous fall of wickets during the end overs of the day. Amongst the Victoria bowlers, Jeremy Hart picked up the most number of wickets with 4 victims but failed to maintain a good economy. Jackson Coleman, Matthew Doric, Jackson Koop got a wicket each.