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July 5, 2009
West Indies A 247 for 8 (Devon Thomas 105*, Chattergoon 50) lead Bangladesh 195 by 52 runs
Devon Thomas scored his maiden first-class century to guide West Indies A past the Bangladeshi first-innings total on the second day of the tour game in Barbados.
The home team fought back after being reduced to 147 for 6, to end the day 52 ahead when rain stopped play. West Indies A started the day at 82 for 4 and Thomas, who was not out overnight, was yet to get off the mark. He batted 194 balls for his unbeaten 105, an innings that lasted over four hours.
Thomas was supported by his captain Sewnarine Chattergoon, who fell for 50 when he was adjudged lbw playing across the line. The allrounder Kevin McClean remained unbeaten on 21 along with Thomas at stumps. The first-innings bowling stars Kemar Roach and Ryan Austin could not shine with the bat, scoring 12 and 1 respectively.
Bangladesh will play West Indies on Thursday in the first Test, and will look to utilise the final day of the tour match to gain some form.
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