South African batsman Hashim Amla feels that the practice match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in Trinidad was a handy outing for the Proteas even though the game ended in a tie due to unrelenting rain.
Hashim Amla scored a sublime 83-ball 92 in a rain-marred practice game for the South Africans against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI which ended as a tie as per the Duckworth-Lewis method.
The West Indies will finetune their preparations for the One-Day International tri-series against Australia and South Africa by playing two games against a Barbados Select XI at the Kensington Oval later this week.
West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard have returned to the national squad which has been picked for the first four games of the ODI tri-series against Australia and South Africa.
Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.