Kraigg Brathwaite impresses in Windies' battle for survival

Updated: Dec 04, 2017, 08:41 IST | AFP

Kraigg Brathwaite was eyeing his seventh century as he led the West Indies survival effort after Tom Blundell's debut ton put New Zealand in a seemingly unbeatable position in the first Test in Wellington yesterday

Kraigg Brathwaite was eyeing his seventh century as he led the West Indies survival effort after Tom Blundell's debut ton put New Zealand in a seemingly unbeatable position in the first Test in Wellington yesterday.

West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite bats during day three of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 3, 2017. Pic/AFP
West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite bats during day three of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 3, 2017. Pic/AFP

Brathwaite was unbeaten on 79 as the tourists reached 214 for two at stumps on Day Three. Shai Hope was not out 21. After trailing by 386 on the first innings, they still requiring a further 172 runs to make New Zealand bat again. Brathwaite played confidently against the New Zealand attack. He featured in a 72-run partnership with Kieran Powell (40) for the first wicket.

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