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Tino brings out the 'best' in him

cricket Updated: Jun 11, 2012 01:41 IST

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West Indies pace bowler Tino Best smashed 95 on Sunday to record the highest score by a number 11 batsmen in the history of test cricket on the fourth day of the third and final test against England at Edgbaston.

Best added 143 for the final wicket with wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, who completed his second test hundred to remain 107 not out in a West Indies first innings total of 426 in the rain-interrupted match. England have already won the series 2-0.

England reached 113 for three when bad light stopped play with Kevin Pietersen batting on 56 and Ian Bell on 54, after Best continued to impress.

He dismissed England captain Andrew Strauss, caught at first slip, after Ravi Rampaul trapped Alastair Cook lbw and Darren Sammy forced Jonathan Trott to play on.

Best, playing his first test for three years, was earlier the last man out when he skied an attempted slog to Andrew Strauss running back from slip off Graham Onions.

Meanwhile Ramdin reached three figures with a single off Tim Bresnan to fine leg, he took a handwritten note out of his pocket and showed it to the commentary box.

It read ?Yeah Viv Talk Nah” in an apparent reference to criticism from former WIndies captain Viv Richards.

Ramdin was dropped on 69 by Kevin Pietersen when the score was 326 for nine.

Brief scores: WI 1st inns 426 all out (Ramdin 107*, Best 95; Onions 4/88 ) Eng 1st inns 156/3 at stumps (Pietersen 56*; Bell 54*)

India 'A' in trouble
Kingstown: India A reached 64 for two at lunch, on the second day of their 2nd four-day unofficial 'Test' against West Indies, here on Sunday.

Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara, fresh from his match-winning knock in the first game, was unbeaten on 40 while Ajinkya Rahane scratched his way to an unbeaten 12 after openers Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund failed. Earlier hosts were dismissed for 217.

Brief scores: WI 'A' 1st inns 217 all out (Brathwaite 66; Ahmed 4/44 ); Ind 'A' 1st inns 64/2 at lunch (Pujara 40*; Rahane 12*)