Brathwaite Hits Maiden Test Century

Brathwaite Hits Maiden Test Century
By Dalchand Bissoon

Kraigg Brathwaite, the 21-year-old Barbados opening batsman, scored his maiden Test century – 129 off 258 balls with 13 fours- on the second day of the Second Test Match between the West Indies and New Zealand being played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Brathwaite, playing in eleven Tests since making Cricket Playerhis Test debut against Pakistan at Basseterre in May 2011, also represented the West Indies in the Under-15, the Under-19 and the West Indies A.

Darren Bravo also scored a century – 109 off 155 balls with 11 fours and 4 sixes – his sixth Test century and his first on home soil. The pair put on a 182 partnership to take the West Indies to 310 for 5 wickets at the end of the second day’s play.

New Zealand, who won the toss and elected to bat first were all out for 221 with T.W.M Latham topscoring with 82 and Ross Taylor chipping in with an undefeated 45. Jerome Taylor took 4 for 34 and Sulieman Benn took 3 for 73.

New Zealand however, won the first Test which was played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica by 186 runs and currently leading in the 3- Match Series I-0.

The third and final Test will be played over the period June 26th-30th at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. The two teams will also play two T20I’s at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica on Saturday, July 05th and Sunday, July, 06th.