Powell Stamps his authority on Day 3; Scores fifth half century in 59 balls

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Photo Caption: West Indies batsman, Kieran Powell, (credit: Randy Brooks)

Bassetere, St. Kitts (SKN PULSE):

A stroked filled innings from Kieran Powell has put the West Indies in a dominant position going into the fourth day. The Left-handed Nevisian Batsman Kieran Powell is 64 not out; a knock that has so far included 6 fours and two sixes.

With the West Indies in a great position to force a win, Powell said ‘it was important for the Windies to put themselves into an impregnable position.’

He further stated, “I think we’re already in a good position – 360 [runs] ahead- so I think it’s a matter of taking time out of the game now,” said the 28-year-old, who stroked a delightful unbeaten 64.

Leading the visitors by 229 on first innings after bowling them out for 185, West Indies ended the day on 131 for four in their second innings – an overall lead of 360 runs heading into the 4th Day.

According to Powell in a Facebook live interview, “once we bat, we’ll score runs anyway, so I think we’ll get to lunch tomorrow and assess from there. Obviously, we’ll get the plans from the manager, coach, and captain in the morning, and we’ll see where we go from there,” he said.

Powell came to the crease after the departure of Devon Smith for 20. At this point West Indies were. 36 for one; two more wickets would fall as they slid to 75 for three.

Powell then settled in, applied him self and played with much aggression.

Play resumes today at 10:00 (am).



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