Otago Daily Times

Ravin­dra stars as NZ A dom­i­nates with bat

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IF the West Indies bowlers were af­ter a good work­out on the open­ing day of their tour of New Zealand then they re­ceived it.

New Zealand A dom­i­nated the open­ing day of the three­day game in Queen­stown, post­ing 308 for three de­clared.

Wellington opener Rachin Ravin­dra led the way for the home side.

The 21­year­old left­han­der compiled a pa­tient 112 from 187 de­liv­er­ies.

Test bats­man Henry Nicholls also flour­ished with 76, while Joe Carter (41 no) and Devon Con­way (46 no) were clos­ing in on half­cen­turies when Can­ter­bury's Cole McConchie made the de­ci­sion to de­clare.

The only bats­man not to fully cash in was Black Cap­in­wait­ing Will Young.

The Cen­tral Dis­tricts righthande­r, who turns 28 to­mor­row, was caught down the leg­side for 27. He had looked in fine touch be­fore the er­ror, though.

The West Indies will re­sume this morn­ing on 17 for one.

Opener John Camp­bell (4) dragged a de­liv­ery from Blair Tick­ner on to his stumps.

Ke­mar Roach was ar­guably the pick of the West Indies bowlers. He went wick­et­less but was more fru­gal than the rest.

Otago A recorded a four­wicket win against Can­ter­bury A in a one­dayer in Ran­giora yes­ter­day.

Tommy Clout took five for 26 to help dis­miss the home side for a mod­est tally of 205, while for­mer in­ter­na­tional Neil Broom an­chored the chase with 87.

Otago A was pipped by two wick­ets in Thurs­day's game, though.

Henry Ship­ley made 78 from 80 de­liv­er­ies to help Can­ter­bury A over­haul Otago A's to­tal of 240.

Llew Johnson stood out for the vis­it­ing side with a fine knock of 96.

Johnson scored a cen­tury for Otago A ear­lier in the sea­son and two weeks ago scored an un­de­feated dou­ble­hun­dred in club cricket.

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Rachin Ravin­dra

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