Brathwaite: WI can win second Test

Despite a draw appearing the most likely result, Kraigg Brathwaite feels West Indies can beat England in the second Test.

West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite believes his team can still win the second Test against England.

The encounter in Grenada appears headed for a draw, with the hosts leading by 37 runs with eight wickets in hand ahead of the final day on Saturday.

Brathwaite (101 not out) has put West Indies in a good position ahead of day five, and he feels his team are capable of winning

"I believe it's possible, but as I said the first hour will be very important for us," he told a media conference.

England are five overs away from having a new ball available, and Brathwaite said that could be decisive.

"First hour will be important. Once we get through that, just got to keep working hard and obviously the new ball is due so that's going to be a crucial factor to the game.

"Once we work hard in the first hour."

Darren Bravo made 69 on Friday to leave the Test series appearing set to be locked at 0-0 ahead of the third match starting on May 1.

Brathwaite said the pitch suited the batsmen.

"It's a good pitch. Early on with the new ball obviously the ball does a bit," he said.

"When the ball gets soft and stuff there's nothing much. Obviously it'll spin as the ball gets a little older, but it's a good batting pitch."

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