West Indies find batting form in tour game against Derbyshire

Kieran Powell scored 92 runs on day one
Kieran Powell scored 92 runs on day one
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West Indies 340-3 (Hope 105) v Derbyshire
Tour game, County Ground, day one

West Indies gained the much needed confidence ahead of the first Test against England as they scored 340 for three in the opening day of the tour game against Derbyshire at County Ground.

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first. Kraigg Brathwaite (3), the only batsman to miss out, fell in the fourth over bowled by Tom Milnes (1-69).

However, Kieran Powell (92) and Kyle Hope (105) laid a solid platform with a 153 run stand for the second wicket that came off just 176 deliveries.

Powell was the aggressor among the two as his knock came at almost run a ball and had 13 boundaries in it before he was trapped LBW by Derbyshire captain Tony Palladino (1-44).

Any chance of a Derbyshire comeback was put off by another 72 run stand for the third wicket between Kyle and Shai Hope (69 not out).

Kyle fell on completing his century but Shai along with Roston Chase (62 not out) ensured West Indies reached 340 for three in the 86 overs of play with an unbeaten 109 run stand for the fourth wicket.

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