Bravo’s Century Helps Windies

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News Americas, DHAKA, Bangladesh, Tues. Nov. 1, 2011: West Indies cricketer Darren Bravo has helped put his team in command of the series-deciding second and final Test against Bangladesh.

Left-hander Bravo yesterday cracked his maiden Test century to help the West Indies reach 207 for three in their second-innings at stumps for an overall lead of 331 runs.
Bravo completed his century off the last ball of the day from debutant left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo. He has so far hit two sixes and seven fours off 165-balls.

“I’m very happy with my effort,” said Bravo. “I just tried to play the right shots and waited for the loose balls to put them away. There wasn’t too much turn. Maybe one or two balls did turn, but the ball came on well onto the bat. I don’t see too much deterioration in the wicket. We’ll go out there on the fourth day and put on a big target for Bangladesh to chase.”

Kirk Edwards helped by hitting a solid 86 to help the Windies lead by 124 runs on their first-innings knock.

Bangladesh was earlier bowled out for 231 in their first-innings in reply to the West Indies’ 355, losing their last three wickets for 27 runs when play resumed Monday morning.