Bravo (135), Brooks (80) dominate New Zealand A


Darren Bravo cracked a superb hundred and Shamarh Brooks missed out on one as West Indies dominated day two of their three-day warm-up match against New Zealand A at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown.

Responding to New Zealand A first innings score of 308-3 declared, West Indies resuming on 17-1, batted all day to end on 329-6, a lead of 21.


Shamarh Brooks

Bravo was outstanding, forging a second wicket partnership of 112 with overnight partner Kraigg Brathwaite, who made 47 off 110 balls.

Bravo and Brooks then combined for a 122-run third wicket stand before the former fell for 135 off 214 balls (13x4s, 5x6s).

Brooks and skipper Roston Chase strengthened the West Indies solid platform by adding 71 for the fifth wicket, before Brooks went for 80 (152 balls; 8x4s).

Chase made 42 off 76. Jermaine Blackwood was the other top-order batsman to be dismissed, falling for eight. Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and Shayne Moseley batted the close on one and zero respectively.

West Indies are preparing to face New Zealand in two Test matches in December. Prior to that, the two sides clash in three T20s from November 27-30.

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