Darren Bravo hits 73 in WI's 222

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – Darren Bravo made a polished half-century on his ICC Cricket World Cup debut but West Indies fell for 222 in 47.3 overs after they were sent in to bat in their Group B match against South Africa on Thursday.

Left-hander Bravo struck eight fours and one six in 73 from 82 balls to lead the West Indies batting in their opening match of the competition at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Bravo’s older brother Dwayne supported with 40, Devon Smith made 36, and Shiv Chanderpaul scored 31.

West Indies batting was undermined by Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Playing in his first match for the South Africans, he was the most successful bowler with 4-41 from 10 overs. Fast bowler Dale Steyn also bowled well to take 3-24 from 7.3 overs.