12 Jul, 2020
West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite believes that it’s obviously possible to do well against hosts England if they can bat well and keep up the momentum in the second innings.
Brathwaite played a fine knock by scoring 65 from 125 balls that provided a solid base for the Caribbean side and gradually gave them a lead of 114 runs before the team bowled out for 318.
The right-hander was the highest scorer for his side in the first innings where the trembling England got themselves all out for 204 runs, where West Indies skipper Jason Holder was the wrecker-in-chief, who scalped a six-wicket haul.
The 27-year-old batsman admitted that the hosts bowled well, especially James Anderson and Jofra Archer. Anderson scalped three wickets while Archer remained wicketless though they bowled on great lengths.
“Still I think it is a good pitch and tomorrow we will see how it plays. Archer bowled well, to be honest. In the second innings, when we come to bat we have to fight hard. We did well in the first innings and we will look to continue that,” Kraigg Brathwaite said after the play on day three of the first Test at the Ageas Bowl.
“I think it’s challenging to roll, I think all the bowlers are really playing a good effort. Jimmy (Anderson) obviously was in more full areas at times like all our bowlers and the guys were quite aggressive,” Brathwaite added.
The day three got stumped after England put 15 without losing any wicket. The hosts still trail by 99 runs.
“Me and Jason (Holder) are playing together probably under 11. I know his game and he knows mine. We make sure that we also share ideas and opinions that we may see, where we can do this and do that. Supporting each other is always a good feeling,” Brathwaite concluded.