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Bravo, Baugh save Windies

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Bravo, Baugh save Windies

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A BOLD declaration by India eventually came to nothing as Darren Bravo showcased his class with a face-saving knock of 73, assisted by wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh’s unbeaten 46 to earn the West Indies a draw in the second Digicel cricket Test at Kensington Oval yesterday.
India’s captain Mahendra Dhoni closed his team’s second innings at 269 for six after 66 minutes on the last day, leaving the West Indies with what appeared an achievable victory target of 281 in 83 overs.
But when bad light ended play at 5:50 p.m. with 10.3 overs left, the West Indies had rallied to 202 for seven in 71.3 overs, mainly through the efforts of Bravo, who batted defiantly for 286 minutes, hitting eight fours off 173 balls. 
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma kept India’s victory hopes alive when he dismissed the West Indies’ openers Lendl Simmons (14) and Adrian Barath (27) on either side of lunch with perfect outswingers, courtesy of slip catches. (EZS)
Full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.