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Young Barbadian batsman
Kraigg Brathwaite was the bright
spark on a gloomy rain-hit sec-
ond day of the opening Dhaka
Bank Test at Arnos Vale in St Vin-
Half the day was washed out
but when play finally got under-
way, the 21 year old seized the
opportunity to record his maiden
At the end of the day, the West
Indies closed at 407 for three, after
resuming on the second day at
264 for three.
Brathwaite was undefeated on
205 and with him the obdurate
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 51 not
out. Both would return today with
the instruction of getting quick
runs, as the home team will look
to leave themselves enough time
to bowl out the visitors twice.
Play did not get underway until
1.30 pm as the rain kept everyone
indoors. The situation at the play-
ers' hotel was not good at all, as
they were having breakfast and
had to move out because of water
coming into the dining area.
Even when they tried to come
to the ground, they had to mill
around the hotel because the
Kingstown area was flooded and
the team bus would not have been
able to pass through.
The situation at the ground was
also bad, as the ET Joshua Airport
nearby was closed because of
flooding and the Arnos Vale river,
adjoining the ground was over-
flowing, as the muddied water
poured into the nearby Arnos Vale
beach. After the rain ceased, the
umpires decided on a 11.30 am
inspection and play finally got
underway at 1.30 pm, after a
tremendous effort by the ground
staff. Brathwaite and his hero
Chanderpaul resumed the batting
and the visitors bowlers held sway.
Chanderpaul in his record 157th
Test, played and missed on several
occasions early on.
The Guyanese has now played,
the most Tests by a left-handed
batsman in the game's history. He
surpassed Australian Allan Border
(156), when he as selected in the
final XI. The duo slowly added to
the score and the sluggish outfield
did not help.
Brathwaite went past his pre-
vious best of 129 against New
Zealand in June and then raised
his 150 soon after. It required 305
balls, 11 of which he sent rolling
over the ropes. After this milestone,
he and Chanderpaul continued to
graft and runs were coming very
slowly during their association.
The small crowd on hand had little
to cheer until Brathwaite became
the 27th West Indian batsman to
complete a Test double hundred.
Stuck on 199 for quite a while the
Combermere man swung for four
behind square leg to raise his bat.
He scaled the 200-run plateau in
543 minutes, off 434 balls and
struck 14 fours.
Chanderpaul got his half century
minutes after, off a pedestrian 171
balls with three fours. Play will
start at 9.30 am for the rest of the
Test to make up for lost time.
WI vs Bangladesh
C Gayle lbw Shuvagata
K Brathwaite not out
K Edwards c Mominul b Islam
DM Bravo c Mahmudullah b Islam
S Chanderpaul not out
Extras: b5, lb9, nb1
Total: 3 wkts (87overs)
Fall of wkts: 116, 133, 261.
Bowling: Al Aim Hossain 22-12-43-0, R Hossain
23-1-82-0 (1nb), Mahmudullah 19-0-64-0,
Shuvagata Hom 35-6-93-1, T Islam 39-8-106-2,
Nasir Hossain 4-1-4-0, M Haque 1-0-1-0.
T&T: 21 Jan-Michael Williams (GK); 2
Shannon Gomez, 3 Martieon Watson, 4
Jesus Perez, 5 Maurice Ford, 8 Naveal
Hackshaw (6 Kevon Goddard 84th); 11
Levi Garcia (19 Nicholas Dillon 76th), 20
Leston Paul, 10 Andre Fortune (14
Matthew Woo-Ling 46th); 7 Akeem
Garcia (12 Kishun Seecharan 69th), 9
Kadeem Corbin (24 Keron Boucher
Unused Subs: 1 Javon Sample (GK);
13 Josiah Trimmingham, 15 Aikim
Andrews, 16 Keon Joseph, 17 Akeem
Humphrey, 18 Jabari Mitchell, 23 Kegan
COACH: Derek King.
Guadeloupe: 1 Mickael Germain
(GK); 2 Mike Lubino, 15 Jeremy
Sennoaj, 4 Felix Siar, 19 Mamuel
Serman; 6 Willis Francillone, 11 Gilles
Dan, 14 Fabien Beral, 18 Neil Roche; 10
Marc Arbau, 8 Rudy Vouteau.
Subs From: 23 Cedric Celigny (GK),
16 Cedric Julan (GK); 3 Sylvain Philippe,
9 Lodovic Gotin, 12 Marvick Annerose,
13 Colman Makouke, 17 Lodovic
Piqueur, 21 Cedric Vamur, 22 Edwing
COACH: Steve Bizasene.
Brathwaite bangs double
on rain-affected day
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, left, hugs opener Kraigg
Brathwaite to celebrate the latter scoring 200 during the second day of
the First Test against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Sports Complex in
Kingstown, St Vincent, yesterday. Brathwaite closed on 205 not out
while Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 51 to see WI to 407-3.
(Arnos Vale, St Vincent)
West Indies opener Kraigg Brath-
waite has credited work done with
former West Indies coach Ottis Gib-
son, after he scored his second Test
century on the opening day of the
First Dhaka Bank Test against
Bangladesh in St Vincent on Friday.
Brathwaite batted out the day, con-
centrating for 330 minutes to record
an unbeaten 123 against an attack that
got better as the day progressed.
With the high tide causing a change
in the nature of the pitch and allowing
for the ball to grip, the spinners came
into their own but Brathwaite was able
to hang around and at the same time
march towards his milestone.
He added that the difference to his
game coming back into the West
Indies fold was the extra work he put
in with Gibson. "I knew that facing
Bangladesh we would get quite a lot
of spin, so I decided to work hard with
former coach Ottis Gibson at the HPC
(High Performance Centre) and it paid
off. He used the bowling machine to
send down a lot of spin bowling for
me and we worked hard at my game
against the spinners. It has paid off
in this game so far and I just want to
continue batting for as long as I can."
Brathwaite, blamed in the past for
dour batting again, took the positive
approach as he had done when he got
his maiden Test hundred in Trinidad
Brathwaite also credited his opening
partner Chris Gayle, whose brisk
stroke play allowed the batsman to
settle down early on.
At the close of play yesterday, Brath-
waite was unbeaten on 205 to have
West Indies 407 for three in their first
innings at the close on the rain-affect-
ed second day.
Brathwaite credits work
with Gibson for success
A youthful T&T team drew 1-1 with
Guadeloupe in a friendly encounter
at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet,
A goal by Central FC player Levi
Garcia put T&T ahead in the 41st
minute before Ludovic Piqueur leveled
the scores for Guadeloupe, nine min-
utes from full time before 1,000 odd
fans in Bacolet.
The T&T team comprised of several
Under-20 players with only goalkeeper
Jan Michael Williams and Leston Paul
having senior international experience
while Keon Boucher was a second half
T&T, under head coach Derek King,
held their own for large periods of the
game against their senior opponents
who are preparing for the upcoming
Caribbean Cup qualifiers next month.
Paul had two long range efforts at
goal in the first half but Garcia was a
standout for T&T and deservedly got
the first goal of the match when he
clinically powered a left footer into the
top near corner past goalkeeper Mikael
Guadeloupe settled as the game pro-
gressed and pressed T&T in the second
half in search of the equaliser. Ludovic
Gotin had at least three decent
attempts on goal for the visitors. He
forced Williams to save as he advanced
off his line in the 57th minute.
Moments later Gotin also had Williams
saving low down to keep T&T ahead.
Guadeloupe would get their goal in
the 81st minute when Williams was
caught off his line after advancing to
try and cut off a play on the right of
the box and Piqueur was able to con-
nect and force the ball home for a 1-
T&T had two further chances to
steal the win late in the game with
substitute Kishun Seecharan's shot
saved by the goalkeeper in the 89th
minute and Kevon Goddard dribbled
his way past three players in the penalty
box before failing to get off the right
shot to trouble goalkeeper Germain.
The local squad was using the match
as part of the Under-20s preparations
for the Caribbean Football Union U-
20 Final Round qualifiers carded to
kick off here in T&T on Friday at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo
while the Guadeloupe was using the
match as part of its build-up to the
Caribbean Cup qualifiers.
On Thursday, Guadeloupe had a 3-
0 win over a Tobago XI at the same
venue while the T&T Under-20s
stretched their unbeaten run to six
matches having won against T&T Pro
League clubs, St Ann's Rangers (4-0),
W Connection (2-0), Central FC (1-
0), Club Sando (4-0) and North East
Youthful T&T draws 1-1
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