West Indies bowling attack fights back against Prime Minister’s XI after hard hitting by Renshaw, Handscombe and Harris

Patience was key to the West Indies’ belated resistance to the Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on Wednesday, according to pacesetter Alzarri Joseph.

The visitors stared into another disastrous day with the ball as the PM’s XI were 0-134, but showed courage to take six wickets in the evening session to finish the day at 9-297.

Joseph took three of those wickets in the final session and knocked down three batters with the new pink ball as his side finally showed some promise ahead of their Frank Worrell Trophy series against Australia.

“This is a game of patience,” Joseph told reporters. “You could bowl well in this session, but you have to be patient and your reward may come at the end of the match.

Josh Inglis stands in the sun and looks behind him as a fielder ducks into the shadows to stop a ball with one hand
The Prime Minister’s XI made many runs until dusk set in.(Getty Images: Matt King)

“You get your chance with a new ball. With the lights on, it has a little more effect and it does a little more.

“The pink ball is quite easy to hit [against] during the day, but when it gets to maybe 7 or 8 p.m., dusk starts to roll in and the light starts to work. Then you know the bowlers have a better chance.”

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