WICB President’s XI 382 and 161 for 4 (Chase 55, Dowrich 53*, Hazlewood 3-4) drew with the Australians 250 (Marsh 118, Voges 52, Brathwaite 3-39, Warrican 3-93) Scorecard
Josh Hazlewood enjoyed a useful workout on the final day © WICB Media/Adriel Richard
For an hour or so on the final day it appeared as though the WICB President’s XI would have the option of enforcing the follow-on against their better-known opposition, and there is little doubt that Michael Clarke and others would have been grateful for the extra hit.
As it was, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon were able to spend some time in the middle and advance the Australians as far as 250, before Hazlewood snipped the top off the local batting order in another impressive precursor for what can be expected of him in Dominica’s first Test.
Hazlewood’s breaks were unable to be exploited by the spin of Lyon and Fawad Ahmed however, leaving Clarke to call on a motley assortment of bowlers including Chris Rogers and Shaun Marsh – Mitchell Marsh even had a rare trundle as a wrist spinner before the game was called off an hour before the scheduled close.