Cricket: Seven wickets for Dale

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Australia 156 West Indies Board XI 55

ADAM DALE took a career-best 7 for 24 to wreck the West Indies Board XI's first innings on the second day of the Australians' opening tour match yesterday.

At Antigua's Recreation Ground the Board XI, resuming on 1 for 3, were dismissed for 55 a few minutes before lunch. That represented something of a recovery after they had stumbled to 20 for 7 and 34 for 9.

Dale, having taken the wickets of Adrian Griffith and Wavell Hinds on Monday, trapped Matthew Sinclair leg-before for eight. Reynold McLean (0) steered Dale to Greg Blewett in the gully and Blewett took another catch, this time off Colin Miller, to dismiss Chris Gayle.

Dale also had Ryan Hinds caught at second slip by Matthew Elliott and next ball Ricardo Powell popped up a catch to Justin Langer at forward short-leg.

He ended the innings when Corey Collymore nicked a catch to wicketkeeper Ian Healy.

Scoreboard, Digest, page 27

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