ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Darren Bravo's 86 guides West Indies to 256/9 against Australia

Darren Bravo struck 10 fours and two huge sixes in his knock of 86 © Getty Images

Cardiff: Jun 1, 2013

West Indies scored 256 for nine in their allotted 50 overs against Australia at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in their first warm-up tie of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, West Indies lost their opener Devon Smith early in the fifth over of the innings. However, Jonathan Charles, in company of Darren Bravo resurrected their innings adding 65 runs for the second wicket partnership.

Charles fell leg before wicket to Clint McKay, who ended up with figures of three for 45. However, Bravo continued to bat in the same vein in company of the experienced Ramnaresh Sarwan.

Bravo struck 10 boundaries and two huge sixes in his patient knock of 86. He continued to lose partners at regular intervals as Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin fell in their twenties.

The lower order couldn’t contribute much to the team’s cause as West Indies were restricted to 256.

For Australia Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers as he accounted for four wickets for only 29 runs in his seven overs.

Brief scores:

West Indies 256 for 9 in 50 overs (Darren Bravo 86, Jonathan Charles 55; Mitchell Starc 4 for 29, Clint McKay 3 for 45) vs Australia

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