Providence, Jul 16
Solid contributions by the Bravo brothers, Darren and Dwayne, lifted the West Indies to 232 for eight, batting first against Pakistan in the second One-Day International of the five-match series at the Guyana National Stadium today.
After Darren’s top score of 54 through the first half of the innings, skipper Dwayne provided vital impetus in holding the latter half of the innings together with an unbeaten 43 that proved critical in helping the Caribbean side to a total that represented a massive improvement from being routed for just 98 in the first match at the same venue on Sunday.
Shahid Afridi, the undoubted star of that opening encounter, claimed two wickets, as did Saeed Ajmal, the pair of slow bowlers threatening to stifle the home team as they did so effectively two days earlier.
Mohammad Irfan removed Chris Gayle in the first over of the match after Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq put the opposition to bat.
Brief Scores: West Indies 232 for 8 (Darren Bravo 54)