Windies bowlers cop hammering v NSW/ACT XI

The West Indies have been given a wake-up call on the bowling front after being dominated by a NSW/ACT XI on day two of the tour match in Canberra

In reply to the West Indies 9(dec)-424, the NSW/ACT XI finished day two at a dominant 2-259.

Oliver Davies (115 off 106 balls) was the star of the day, producing an innings that featured 14 fours and three sixes.

Blake MacDonald (76no) and Jack Attenborough (51) also joined in on the fun.

West Indies paceman Kemar Roach was economical with figures of 0-20 from 10 overs.

But 21-year-old right-armer Jayden Seales (0-47 off 10 overs), 25-year-old Alzarri Joseph (0-40 off 10 overs) and veteran spinner Roston Chase (0-50 off 10 overs) were among the bowlers who struggled for impact.

Former captain Jason Holder, who made 50 with the bat before retiring, didn't bowl.

Starting day two at Manuka Oval on 5-297, the Windies lifted the run-rate on Friday as No.10 Devon Thomas top-scored with an unbeaten 77.

Thomas and Joseph put on an unbroken 104-run stand for the 10th wicket in a confidence-boost for the visitors ahead of their two-match Test series against Australia.

On Thursday, openers Kraigg Brathwaite (75) and Shamarh Brooks (56) made half-centuries to put on a 133-run partnership.

This match is one of two tour games West Indies have before their series against the Pat Cummins-led Australians gets underway in Perth on November 30.

A far different squad to their white-ball team, Windies players will still be determined to make amends for their embarrassing failure to qualify for the group stage at the recent T20 World Cup.