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David Moore is satisfied with the way West Indies are playing

West Indies coach David Moore was a satisfied man after the second day of the tourists' match against the MCC in Durham.

Despite the limited challenge of predominantly part-time opposition, the Windies spent valuable time in the middle with Runako Morton hitting a double century.

It was a career best from the Leeward Islander, whose previous highest first-class score had been 114, as the Windies finished the day on an impressive 340 for four from 81 overs - 80 runs clear of their opponents with six wickets in hand.

"We set our goals and aims for this game and we're achieving them," said Moore.

"We claimed the last three MCC wickets inside 10 overs and then posted a big score for the loss of only four wickets.

"We treated the game as if it was a Test match and it was important the batsmen spent time out in the middle.

"Runako Morton obviously batted very well, but everyone, apart from Devon Smith, made runs, which was pleasing."

Runako Morton

Runako Morton played a vast array of shots © Getty Images

Morton, 28, displayed an array of strokes on both sides of the wicket and was particularly effective on the drive.

While Daren Ganga dropped anchor and was patience personified while compiling a 40-over 47, Morton blazed a trail at the other end.

Ganga eventually edged Williams to wicket-keeper Paul Dixey to end a partnership of 161 for the second wicket.

Undeterred, Morton continued his demolition of the MCC bowlers with his 50 coming off 60 balls and his hundred 49 balls later - a century that included 18 fours and one six over long on - before finally losing his wicket for 201 in the final half hour.

And Moore was unperturbed that opener Daren Ganga needed 40 overs to compile his 47 at the top of the innings.

"It wasn't the plan for Ganga to play the anchor role," he said.

"He works the ball well and is an accumulator of runs and I was pleased with the stand for the second wicket with Morton.

"Runako is a real professional and a hard worker, and what he lacks in skill he makes up for with heart.

"The result is not all important and it was a good hit out for the boys today."

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