Bad light intervenes on final day as tour game ends in draw

General view during the match in Canterbury
General view during the match in Canterbury
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West Indies 265 & 132-4 (Hetmyer 43) v
Kent 331-9 dec (Dickson 142)
Match Drawn
Tour game, Canterbury, day three

Lightning and bad light played spoilsport on the final day in Canterbury as only 36.4 overs of play was possible in which West Indies managed 132 for four as the tour game against Kent completed in an anticipated draw.

Earlier, Kent declared their innings with the overnight score of 331 for nine, having a lead of 66 runs over West Indies.

Charlie Hartley (2-44) continued his wicket-taking form as he dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite (0) in the second over of the innings while Kyle Hope (9) too followed him soon after.

Kieran Powell (23) tried to spend some time out in the middle along with Shai Hope (30) with a brief 27 run stand but were dismissed by Adam Ball (1-27) and Hartley respectively.

As West Indies were in a spot of bother at 88 for four, Shimron Hetmyer (42 not out) played aggressively with his 39-ball unbeaten knock that had seven boundaries and a six while Jermaine Blackwood (18 not out) looked good at the other end as West Indies reached 132 for four in 36.4 when the play was halted and eventually called off.

West Indies will now feature in their third tour game against Derbyshire between 11th and 13th August before taking on England in the first Test which will also be a day-night affair.

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