Cricket: Bravo and Blackwood shatter England

Cricket: Bravo and Blackwood shatter England

Cricket: Bravo and Blackwood shatter England

Written by Staff Writer

04 May, 2015 | 5:24 pm

West Indies (WI) grabbed a nail-biting 5 wicket win in the dying moments of the game at the Kensington Oval to level the series against England on Monday, May 04.

The key to success for West Indies was the partnership between Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood who managed to put on 108 runs for the fifth wicket.

Bravo played with great maturity for 82 off 148 balls, taking West Indies to the brink of victory with a flourish of boundaries only to pick out mid-off with four needed. Blackwood, given a life on 4, remained unbeaten and completed an outstanding Test – and productive series – by showing levels of restraint that had not always been on show at other stages of the three matches and lofted the winning shot down the ground.

It was the stand-out period of batting in a game dominated by the bowlers, although showed up much of the batting that preceded it.

James Anderson who picked up 6 wickets in the first innings managed only one wicket during the second innings when it mattered the most for England.

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