By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 21, 2022: The West Indies cricket team held on Sunday for a second draw against the English side in the second test match at the Queens Park Oval in Barbados.
Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite’s ceaseless fortitude snuffed out England’s desperate attempts at victory, earning West Indies a stalemate on the final day Sunday.
Resuming from tea with the game still tentatively poised at 65 for three, West Indies lost two wickets, but that was not enough to alter the outcome as Brathwaite followed up his first innings 160 with an unbeaten 56 to help steer West Indies safely to 135 for five.
He found great support from vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood, 27, with whom he added 50 for the fourth wicket, and from wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva who was unbeaten on 30 at the end, the pair posting an invaluable 42 for the sixth wicket.
Left-arm spinner Jack Leach knocked over Blackwood and Jason Holder, duck, in the session to end with three for 36 while debutant seamer Saqib Mahmood finished with two for 21 following his burst with the new ball.
Brathwaite picked up where he left off, facing 184 deliveries in a shade over four hours and hitting four fours. In doing so, he entered the record books for the longest time batted in a Test by a West Indies player.
ENGLAND 1st Innings 507-9 decl.
WEST INDIES 1st Innings 411
ENGLAND 2nd Innings
(overnight 40 without loss)
A Lees c Joseph b Permaul 24
Z Crawley c Seales b Joseph 40
*J Root c Campbell b Permaul 9
D Lawrence c Joseph b Seales 41
B Stokes c Brathwaite b Roach 19
J Bairstow c Roach b Seales 29
+B Foakes not out 11
C Woakes not out 9
Extras (b1, w1, nb1) 3
TOTAL (6 wkts decl., 39.5 overs) 185
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Lees), 2-67 (Root), 3-74 (Crawley), 4-110 (Stokes), 5-161 (Bairstow), 6-167 (Lawrence)
Bowling: Roach 8-3-31-1 (w1, nb1), Permaul 10-0-29-2, Seales 6-0-34-2, Brathwaite 1-0-5-0, Holder 8.5-1-40-0, Joseph 6-0-45-1.
WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (Target: 282 runs)
*K Brathwaite not out 56
J Campbell c Lees b Leach 10
S Brooks c Root b Mahmood 4
N Bonner c Root b Mahmood 3
J Blackwood c Bairstow b Leach 27
J Holder c Lawrence b Leach 0
+J Da Silva not out 30
Extras (b1, lb2, nb2) 5
TOTAL (5 wkts, 65 overs) 135
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Campbell), 2-23 (Brooks), 3-39 (Bonner), 4-89 (Blackwood), 5-93 (Holder)
Bowling: Woakes 4-0-11-0, Fisher 2-1-4-0, Leach 25-13-36-3, Mahmood 8-2-21-2 (nb1), Root 6-3-15-0, Stokes 7-2-9-0 (nb1), Lawrence 13-4-36-0.
Result: Match drawn.
Series: Three-match series level 0-0.
Man-of-the-Match: Kraigg Brathwaite.
The first test match between the West Indies and England ended in a draw at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua.