WI vs BAN 2002 – 1st Take a look at


In a uncommon present of emotion, Kraigg Brathwaite slammed the bat on the pitch after getting out for 94. The Khaled Ahmed supply had stunned him by conserving low because it hit him on the pads Jermaine Blackwood tried to persuade him to take the evaluation however Brathwaite knew what had occurred. Replays confirmed that it might hit the leg-stump.
Captaincy has introduced the perfect out of Brathwaite, who has led West Indies to 2 spectacular sequence wins within the final 18 months, and has now put his crew forward within the ongoing Antigua Take a look at in opposition to Bangladesh as nicely. “I all the time get pleasure from captaining,” he stated. “I just like the problem. I like to guide from the entrance. I’m actually having fun with it. I need to proceed to result in the perfect of my potential.”

His captaincy is mirrored inside his batting. He’s an accumulator, and takes his time to attain runs. On Friday too, Brathwaite batted responsibly, not permitting the spectacular Bangladesh tempo assault to make any in-roads. He left most of what was bowled to him, scoring off deliveries pitched on the stumps. He made 61 of his 94 runs on the on-side, proving a batter’s self-discipline does certainly pressure bowlers into making errors.

Brathwaite was candid about his displeasure at getting out six runs wanting a well-deserved Take a look at hundred, although it was a vital innings on a two-paced monitor that pushed West Indies to a lead of 162.

“After I began the innings, the pitch was a bit gradual,” he stated. “It received a little bit more durable this morning however nonetheless it was on the gradual aspect. However I feel it was a good pitch to bat on. I’m clearly disillusioned however I’m pleased that the crew has an vital lead. I used to be happy (with the 94) however an important factor was to construct on a basis for my crew. I used to be proud of the time I spent. Clearly nicely carried out to the crew for getting a lead.”

Brathwaite added 62 and 63 for the third and fourth wicket with Nkrumah Bonner and Blackwood respectively, partnerships though not too huge, have been essential within the context of the sport.

“The partnerships have been actually vital. I feel the Bangladesh bowlers did very well. Even the spinners held their line very well. The pitch was a little bit gradual but it surely nonetheless had one thing for the pacers off the floor. I feel these have been essential partnerships. I believed we did job to get a lead.”

Bangladesh are 50 for two within the second innings, trailing by 112 runs and Brathwaite is aware of that his crew faces a decisive interval of play on the third day. “We misplaced some wickets in a cluster which wasn’t good however that may occur,” he stated. The pitch would not have as a lot moisture because it did on the primary day. It will be significant that we begin nicely (on Saturday).

“The primary hour is essential. Now we have to maintain it tight even when we do not get wickets. As soon as we construct strain, that is how we are going to take wickets. I do not assume we will run them over. Now we have to bowl nicely.”


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