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Blackwood hammers powerful century

Published:Thursday | June 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Jermaine Blackwood

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

Jermaine Blackwood made a strong case for selection on the West Indies senior team with a powerful century for the West Indies High Performance Centre against Bangladesh A at Kensington Oval yesterday.

The former West Indies Under-19 star roared to 147 to help cement the HPC's advantage against Bangladesh cricketers on the third day of the second and final four-day 'Test'.

The visitors, chasing a victory target of 490 runs, were 32 for three at stumps, after the home side, on the strength of Blackwood's three-figure score - supported by an outstanding half century from Assad Fudadin - declared their second innings on 354 for five.

The HPC moved to enhance their chance of an outright victory by embarking on a run fest after resuming on their overnight total of 24 without loss.

Blackwood arrived at the crease at the fall of Chadwick Walton and was soon outscoring Fudadin in a second-wicket partnership that produced 207 runs.

The Jamaican batsman raced to his century with a boundary, even before his Guyanese teammate reached his half-century.

Run-chase

Blackwood counted 12 boundaries and five sixes.

The partnership ended when he was stumped. Fudadin departed 11 runs shy of his century, caught at the wicket after smashing seven fours and a six.

Cottrell bagged two for 14, while Cummins picked up a wicket for the same number of runs, with Bangladesh A still requiring another 458 runs with seven second-innings wickets intact on the final day.

Blackwood