Raymon Reifer shines with bat and ball as Windies warm-up match ends in a draw

By January 31, 2021

An 82-run eighth-wicket partnership between Joshua Da Silva and Raymon Reifer was the highlight of the final day of the three-day ‘warm-up’ match between the West Indies and the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI that ended in a draw today.

Da Silva made 46 and Reifer remained unbeaten on 49 as the West Indies pushed their overnight score of 179 for 5 to 291 all out. Chasing 389 for victory, the Board XI were 63 for 2 when play ended.

The disappointment for the West Indies was that Nkrumah Bonner failed to add to his overnight score of 80, falling with the score at 183 to the bowling of Khaled Ahmed who took 3 for 42. Rahkeem Cornwall fell shortly after for just 4 to Mukidul Islam to leave the West Indies at 190 for 7 and facing a lower-order capitulation.

However, Da Silva, who was on nought overnight, partnered with Reifer for the stand that took the score to 272 before he became the third of Mukidul’s four victims in the innings. The Trinidadian wicketkeeper/batsman faced 116 balls and struck three fours in his knock that lasted 130 minutes.

Reifer was more aggressive striking five fours and a six in the 94 balls he faced by the time the innings came to an end.

Jomel Warrican was the last man out for 2 as Mukidul ended with 4 for 59. Saif Hasan took 2 for 45.

As the match progressed to the expected draw Reifer took two early Bangladeshi wickets while conceding just seven runs from the four overs he bowled.

However, Shadman Islam (23) and Yasir Ali (33) put together an unbroken stand of 49 that ensured that the visiting bowlers made no further inroads and sealed the stalemate.

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