Kraigg Brathwaite ‘s resilience in vain as Australia hammer West Indies

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West Indies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite scored a steady, crucial century for the team on the 4th day of the first test match.

Australia took the driver’s seat on the first day itself after Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith scored fabulous double-centuries. Moreover, Travis Head had heartbreak as he was dismissed for 99 runs. Nevertheless, Australia declared their innings after putting up a giant total of 598.

The visitors could not tackle the Aussie pacers. They kept on losing wickets at crucial stages. They somehow avoided the follow-on but were eventually bowled out for 283 runs. Australia stepped out to bat with a heavy lead of 315 runs. Hence, the hosts did not waste any time. Labuschagne again scored a ton. He entered the elite list of players who have scored a double century and a century in a single game.

“We’ve got to believe,” Kraigg Brathwaite kept hopes alive

Australia declared their second innings, and West Indies were handed 498 runs to chase. The skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite, held together the innings by scoring a crucial ton. Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s steady contribution helped the West Indies stay afloat on the 4th day. At the end of the day, Kraigg Brathwaite spoke out and said that they were still very much alive in the game. Moreover, the team will approach one session at a time.

“It all starts from the first over. We don’t want to think too far ahead, just take it over by over, session by session,” 

“We’ve got to believe. It was good to get through today obviously and that first over tomorrow is very, very crucial. Australia is going to come hard and it’s important that we start extremely well.”

However, Kraigg Braithwaite ‘s hard fight went in vain as West Indies were again bowled out for 333 runs. They fell short by 164 runs. With that, Australia is 1 up in the 2-match series.

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