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HEADLINE: Allenís short career symbolic of West Indiesí future in ODIs

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2019-07-04 02:49:22 

Another game, another defeat. West Indies’ penultimate game, of what has been a disastrous tournament, followed the script of their campaign. It was one which extended their ‘almost’ diaries, as the Caribbean men once again came close, but predictably, fell short in a bid for only their second win of their 9-game old tournament. 

The men in maroon, minus Kemar Roach, put on a lukewarm bowling display after inserting Sri Lanka, allowing the Lions to set a challenging target of 338. 

It is fair to say that the West Indies’ reply was a right stutter (even with the Hetmyer/Gayle and Holder/Pooran partnerships) and that they never really started ‘batting’ until Nicholas Pooran and Fabian Allen came together. This team has produced one or two brilliant individual innings and a few decent partnerships in this tournament. However, on the basis of teamwork, the 83-run 8th wicket stand between Pooran and Allen has been the most impressive display from Holder’s men since they bounced Pakistan out for 105 in their tournament-opener at Trent Bridge. 


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