Bad light, rain scupper Windies warm-up

September 04, 2017
England's Jonny Bairstow is bowled by West Indies bowler Roston Chase after trying a reverse sweep during day four of the the second cricket Test match at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds, England on August 28. (AP Photo)

LEICESTER, England (CMC):

West Indies had their hopes of bowling practice ahead of next week's Lord's Test foiled by bad light and rain, as only 73 deliveries were possible on the final day of the two-day tour match against Leicestershire here yesterday.

When fading light at Grace Road forced players from the field, the hosts had reached 70 for one with Harry Dearden unbeaten on 42.

The 20-year-old left-handed opener faced 45 balls and struck seven fours and put on 61 for the first wicket with 19-year-old Sam Evans who made 18 on his first-team debut.

Pacer Alzarri Joseph claimed the only wicket, having Evans caught low down at gully by Shai Hope.

Bad light halted play after 11/4 hours before rain put paid to any resumption.

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