Brathwaite's unbeaten 183, Bravo's 93, put West Indies in command against NZ 'A'

By November 26, 2020

Kraigg Brathwaite produced an unbeaten hundred and Darren Bravo just missed out on his second of the tour as the West Indies compiled 353 for 3 against New Zealand ‘A’ on the opening day of the second warm-up match at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown on Thursday.

The Barbadian opener, who was on 183 at stumps shared an opening stand of 111 with John Campbell, who made a relatively brisk 45 from just 62 balls before he was bowled by Blair Tickner. The Jamaican struck eight boundaries during his 106-minute stay at the crease.

Bravo joined Brathwaite and together they mounted a 189-run stand that put New Zealand 'A' on the defensive. Brathwaite’s 100 came up in 139 balls during which he hit eight fours and a six. Bravo, picking up from where he left off in the first match, hit six fours while bringing up his 50 in 90 balls.

The pair took a 171 balls to mount the 100-run partnership with Bravo doing the bulk of the scoring with 52 of the runs. The Trinidadian looked set to get his second ton in a week when Rachin Ravindra had him caught by Tickner for a well-played 93 scored off 167 balls in another long stay at the crease, 221 minutes.

After a brief partnership of 22 with Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks fell cheaply for 5 with just six overs remaining in the day’s play. However, Jermaine Blackwood was on 19 at the close with Brathwaite at the other end looking forward to the possibility of a double century when play resumes on Friday (5pm Jamaica, 6pm ECT).

So far, his 183 has come from 262 balls and includes 14 fours and a six.

Ravindra has so far taken 1 for 45 from 14 overs while Tickner was more expensive giving up 90 runs from the 20 overs he bowled in the day. Michael Rae, who took the wicket of Brooks, has 1 for 74 from his 20 overs.

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