WI crush MiddlesexDARREN BRAVO made a return to form with a century against Middlesex yesterday. (FP)
Thu, June 14, 2012 - 12:07 AM
LONDON – Stylish left-hander Darren Bravo returned to form with a polished, unbeaten century, while Dwayne Smith dazzled but fell just short of three figures, as West Indies warmed up for their One-Day series against England crushing Middlesex by 225 runs yesterday at Lord’s.
Bravo spanked a run-a-ball 112 and Smith an explosive 96 to propel the tourists to 335 for four off their 50 overs with Dwayne Bravo, Darren’s older brother, producing a late innings cameo for an unbeaten 40.
Chris Gayle, in his first match in West Indies colours in 14 months, sparkled but only briefly in a typically aggressive 34.
Middlesex, missing several key players, were then bundled out for 107 off 31 overs with 21-year-old Josh Davey top-scoring with 24 not out.
Pacers Ravi Rampaul (2-15) and Andre Russell (2-19) picked up two wickets apiece, while off-spinner Gayle ended the innings with two scalps in the space of three balls in his first over. (CMC)
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