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Powell slams fluent century as West Indies head to Edgbaston with confidence

Kieran Powell scored 92 and 100 in the two innings
Kieran Powell scored 92 and 100 in the two innings

West Indies 427-3 dec & 327-6 dec (Powell 100) v
Derbyshire 181 & 51-0 (Slater 27no)
Tour game, County Ground, day three

Kieran Powell scored a quick-fire century on the final day as West Indies continued their dominance in the tour game against Derbyshire at County Ground that ended in a draw.

After gaining a massive first innings lead of 246 runs, West Indies lost Kraigg Brathwaite (11) early but Powell (100 retired hurt) continued his dominance from the first innings with flurry of boundaries.

He had brief support from Jermaine Blackwood (29) and Shai Hope (37) and eventually decided to retire hurt on reaching his century that came off just 103 balls and had 19 boundaries in it.

Derbyshire made a brief comeback with the wickets of Jason Holder (18), Kyle Hope (18) and Shai Hope (5) but Roston Chase (60 not out) along with Kemar Roach (40 not out) further extended West Indies' innings as they posted 327 for six before the declaration came for the second time in the game.

Chasing an improbable target of 573 runs with hardly a session to go, Derbyshire openers Ben Slater (27 not out) and Charlie MacDonell (17 not out) added unbeaten 51 runs in the 14 overs of play possible with the game ending in a draw.

West Indies will now head to Edgbaston to take on England in a day-night Test match on 17th August.

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