India vs West Indies: Haven't seen any bowlers bowl so well, says Kraigg Brathwaite

PTI, Jul, 24 2016
India vs West Indies: Haven't seen any bowlers bowl so well, says Kraigg Brathwaite

Antigua: West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has commended the Indian bowlers for their brilliant show on a slow pitch on day three of the ongoing first Test, saying the visitors "bowled with a lot of discipline".

A dominant India sniff a possible innings victory after bundling out West Indies for 243 runs in their first innings in reply to 566 for eight declared.

Following on, West Indies were 21 for one in their second innings, still trailing India by 302 runs.

Kraigg Braithwate scored a solid 74 for West Indies in first innings before Umesh Yadav got his wicket. AP

"I think I haven't seen any bowlers bowl so well in the early stage of the innings. They bowled with a lot of discipline. They also set attacking fields and really backed it up with good disciplined bowling. There were in a good position with a big first innings score, and so they could set attacking field, and bowled to their field," said Brathwaite, who top-scored with a defiant 74 in the first innings.

A Herculean task now awaits West Indies as they need to bat out of their skin to save the match, and Brathwaite believes his team-mates had the wherewithal to withstand the Indian bowlers' pressure in the second innings.

"Today (Day 3) was not the best day for us as a batting unit. Now we have to do that tomorrow (Day 4), go out there, start from the beginning and assess the conditions. It won't be easy. But we believe in ourselves and want to go with a positive mind set," he said.

"As a batsman, you have to know when you have to curb your aggression and defend, or when to attack. I think it's all about individual batting as a whole. It's about having confidence in what you do and building partnerships and bat throughout the fourth day. We have some really good batsman. Today (Day 3) it didn't go well but tomorrow (Day 4) we should come back and bat really well and put some runs on the board," Brathwaite signed off.

Published Date: Jul 24, 2016 | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2016


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115