Bravo wins plaudits as West Indies get into stride early at U/19 CWC
ICC Media Release Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:30:37 PM
An impressive all-round performance from Darren Bravo ensured victory for the West Indies against Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia.
Bravo, younger brother of senior player Dwayne, took 2-3 with the ball as Sri Lanka struggled to 174 all out after 47.5 overs. He then showed what he can do with bat in hand, scoring 43 not out, including four fours and a six, to see his side home by four wickets at the Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur.
Despite Kyle Corbin giving the lads from the Caribbean a solid start with a well-made 39, the team was in somewhat of a precarious position at 95-5 when Bravo went in to bat. But the Trinidadian never looked troubled and made sure the job was done, facing 54 balls in what was a well-paced knock.
Andre Creary was the pick of the West Indiesâ€™ bowling ending up with figures of 3-20 with only Imesh Udayanga (43) getting into his stride for Sri Lanka.
Despite the defeat, there will be some positives to take out of this game for Sri Lanka as Chatura Peiris (3-26) and Sachith Pathirana (2-42) showed themselves to be more than capable with the ball.