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England bats in the runs

Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen, and Paul Collingwood all came close, but failed to cross over the hundred-run threshold as England's tour match against West Indies-A ended in a draw on Saturday.

Left-hander Strauss was dismissed for 97, Pietersen made 90, and Collingwood gathered 82, as England were bowled out for 414, replying to the A-Team's first innings total of 574 for eight declared on the third and final day of the match at Warner Park.

West Indies-A had reached 16 without loss in their second innings when the match was wrapped up about an hour before the scheduled close with no outright result possible.

The docile pitch and relatively inexperienced attack offered England's batsmen a chance for a meaningful warm-up prior to the first Test against West Indies, starting at Sabina Park on Wednesday.

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