Bravo bats Windies to draw

Bridgetown, Barbados, CMC – A half-century from Darren Bravo and a solid knock from Carlton Baugh helped West Indies secure a draw in the Second Digicel Test against India on Saturday.

Chasing 281 for victory, West Indies were 202 for seven when fading light ended the contest with 10.3 overs remaining in the day’s play at Kensington Oval.

Bravo stood tall with a superb 73 and he was helped out by Carlton Baugh who stroked an attacking unbeaten 46, and opener Adrian Barath who got 27. The left-handed Bravo also anchored key half-century stands, posting 54 for the fourth wicket with Shiv Chanderpaul (12) and 69 for the sixth wicket with Baugh.

Seamer Ishant Sharma proved to be the hosts’ main tormentor yet again, claiming four for 53 to end the game with 10 wickets.

West Indies started the final session on 108 for three but lost Chanderpaul in the first over after the break, lbw to off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Marlon Samuels made just nine before he was trapped lbw to Sharma to leave the match on edge but Baugh counter-attacking innings containing five fours and a six off 61 balls, gave the Windies hope.

A half-hour rain break bought the Windies more time and even though Bravo and captain Darren Sammy (0) departed in successive overs with a single run added, the light came to their rescue.

Scoreboard: espncricinfo.com/west-indies-v-india-2011/engine/current/match/489227.html

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