For the first time since 2014, Nicholas Pooran has played red-ball cricket and batting for West Indies A, has made 46 against New Zealand A.
The two teams began their two-match first class series yesterday with West Indies batting first.
Pooran’s 46 from 74 balls played a supporting role to Raymon Reifer’s 65 and Romario Shepherd’s 133 – his maiden first-class century.
Shepherd help the visitors recover from 112/7 to eventually being bowled out for 322 as Jacob Duffy took 4 wickets for the Kiwis.
|B KING||3||7||42.8||c Phillips b Bracewell|
|S MOSELEY||2||8||25||c Seifert b Duffy|
|N POORAN||46||74||62.1||c Carter b Smith|
|R POWELL||27||32||84.3||c Cleaver b Smith|
|K MAYERS||0||3||0||c Sodhi b Smith|
|J DA SILVA||2||17||11.7||c Cleaver b Kuggeleijn|
|R REIFER||65||162||40.1||c Cleaver b Duffy|
|F ALLEN||19||31||61.2||c Cleaver b Duffy|
|R SHEPHERD||133||154||86.3||c McConchie b Duffy|
|H WALSH||8||8||100||lbw Bracewell|
|O THOMAS||0||1||0||not out|
In reply, New Zealand A ended the day on 10/0.
The last time Pooran played red ball cricket was in 2014 when he appeared three times for Trinidad and Tobago.
Since then, the left-hander has become a force to reckon with in the T20 format leading to several prominent West Indians, including Michael Holding, to suggest that he should be considered for Test selection.