West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 2: Brathwaite and Bravo torment New Zealand

Brathwaite celebrates after scoring his maiden Test century

Brathwaite celebrates after scoring his maiden Test century

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The West Indies’ batting duo of Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo both scored spectacular centuries to continue tormenting New Zealand on the second day of the second Test in Trinidad.

Brathwaite and Bravo were well supported by Kirk Edwards, who scored an entertaining half-century.

Starting out the day on 6/1, Brathwaite and nightwatchman Sulieman Benn only added 10 runs to their two-run partnership before Benn was clean bowled by Tim Southee for four runs.

Brathwaite and Edwards made up for the early loss of Benn with a 93-run partnership, during which Edwards brought up his half-century, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Ish Sodhi.

Edwards’ fantastic knock of 55 came off 64 balls and included seven boundaries and three sixes.

Edwards made a quickfire half-century

Edwards made a quickfire half-century

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Just shortly after the lunch break, the heavens parted and the players went back into the pavilion.

Approximately an hour later, the sun was shining and the players came back onto the field to start playing again.

The rain delay seemed to benefit the West Indies as Brathwaite and Bravo amassed a 182-run partnership, during which Brathwaite brought up his maiden Test century and Bravo his sixth Test century, before Bravo was caught by Mark Craig at long-off off the bowling of Kane Williamson.

Bravo’s outstanding knock of 109 came off 155 balls and included 11 boundaries and four sixes.

Bravo is ecstatic after reaching his sixth Test century

Bravo is ecstatic after scoring his sixth Test century

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Brathwaite ended up making 129 off 258 deliveries, which included 13 boundaries, before he was caught and bowled by Trent Boult.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and pace bowler Kemar Roach did not manage to get their partnership off the ground as the umpires decided to end play due to bad light.

Chanderpaul is currently on four runs, while Roach has yet to score.

Boult was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with two wickets, while Southee, Sodhi and Williamson chipped in with one wicket apiece.

The West Indies ended day two on 310/5 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT

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