Kraigg Brathwaite hits double century

Updated: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 14:15 [IST]
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Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 7: Rookie opener Kraigg Brathwaite became the third youngest West Indian to hit a Test double hundred, as the West Indies cautiously made their way through the rain-marred second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh here.


At the close at Arnos Vale Saturday, the West Indies had reached 407 for three with the 21-year-old Brathwaite unbeaten on 205, an innings that has so far consumed over nine hours, 437 balls and included 14 fours, reports CMC.

Kraigg Brathwaite hits double century

He was partnered by veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul unbeaten on 51, with the two having already shared 146 for the fourth wicket.

Chanderpaul faced 177 balls and struck just three fours.

Debutant left-arm spinner Taijul Islam was the most successful bowler with two for 106.

Only 56 overs were possible, however, after heavy overnight and morning rain forced the abandonment of the first session.

Play finally started at 1:30 p.m. (local time) with nearly four hours lost.


Story first published:  Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 [IST]
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