Bravo, Brathwaite Lead Strong West Indies Reply

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Darren Bravo and Kraigg Brathwaite posted half centuries to fuel West Indies first innings response to Pakistan Cricket Board Patron’s XI on the second day of their three-day tour game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Saturday.

Bravo found form to cruise to an unbeaten 73 while Brathwaite scored 55 as West Indies ended the day on 174 for two in reply to PCB Patron’s X1 308 all out.

The two shared an 82-run partnership for the second wicket while Bravo also anchored a third wicket stand of 58 with Shai Hope to give the innings impetus, after PCB, 241 for five overnight, were bowled out for 308 .

Bravo, who faced 178 deliveries, struck 12 fours and two sixes while Brathwaite was dismissed for 55 off 131 balls, after hitting four fours.

Hope is 24 not out while Leon Johnson, the only other West Indian batsman to be dismissed, was caught by Asif Zakir from an Ahmed Jamal delivery for 11.

Johnson’s dismissal left West Indies in a wobbly position at 34 for the loss of one wicket but the two partnerships repaired the innings as the Caribbean side trail by 134 runs.

Earlier, Devendra Bishoo and Jason Holder stared with the ball as the last five wickets fell for the addition of 67 runs after PCB resumed from their overnight total.

Bishoo, who took three wickets on the opening day, grabbed another two to finish with five for 107 while Holder picked up three for 38.

Adnan Akmal, who was unbeaten on 26 overnight, top scored with 69 off 67 balls with 10 fours and found support from Asif Zakir, as the two extended their overnight partnership of 34 runs to 85.

The two lost their wickets in successive overs, first when Bishoo ended the partnership by catching Zakir off his own bowling for 17 while in the next over, Holder knocked over Akmal’s stumps.



PCB Patron’s XI 308 ( Adnan Akmal 69, Iftikhar Ahmed 63, Shan Masood 58, Ahmed Shehzad 52, Fawad Alam 32; Devendra Bishoo 5-107,Jason Holder 3-38 ) .

WEST INDIES 174-2 (Darren Bravo 73 not out, Kraigg Brathwaite 55, Shai Hope 24 not out)

Stumps, Day 2


PCB PATRON’S XI 1st Innings (Overnight 241-5)

Muhammad Hafeez c Joseph b Cummins 0

Shan Masood run out 58

Ahmed Shehzad c DM Bravo b Bishoo 52

Ifthikar Ahmed c C Brathwaite b Bishoo 63

Fawad Alam c Blackwood b Bishoo 32

Asif Zakir c & b Bishoo 17

Adnan Akmal† b Holder 69

Junaid Khan lbw b Bishoo 9

Shahzaib Ahmed lbw b Holder 1

Imran Khan not out 0

Ahmed Jamal b Holder 4

Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 1) 3

Total (all out; 103.4 overs) 308

Extras (b1,lb1, w1) 3

TOTAL (10 wkts, 103.4 overs) 308

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-101, 3-143, 4-206, 5-207,6-292,7-296,8-304,9-304,10-308.

Bowling: Cummins 19-5-64-1, Joseph 3-1-4-0 (w1), Holder 16.4-3-38-3, Bishoo 36-6-107-5, Chase 17-2-59-0, K Brathwaite 12-1-34-0.

West Indies 1st innings

KC Brathwaite c Fawad Alam b Shahzaib Ahmed 55

LR Johnson c Asif Zakir b Ahmed Jamal 11

DM Bravo not out 73

SD Hope not out 24

Extras (b 5, lb 1, pen 5) 11

Total (2 wickets; 74 overs) 174

To batD Bishoo, SO Dowrich†, J Blackwood, RL Chase, ML Cummins, AS Joseph, JO Holder*

Fall of wickets 1-34 (Johnson, 17.6 ov), 2-116 (Brathwaite, 42.1 ov)

Bowling:Junaid Khan 12-3-16-0,Imran Khan 9-2-33-0,Alam 5-4-3-0,Jamal 12-4-23-1,Shahzaib Ahmed 20-6-51-1,Ahmed 14-4-27-0,Shehzad 2-0-10-0.

Toss: PCB Patron’s XI.

Umpires: Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza

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