Kraigg Brathwaite
Kraigg Brathwaite’s sixth first-class hundred secured West Indies HPC’s win © Getty Images


Lucas Street (Barbados): May 29, 2014


Captain Kraigg Brathwaite‘s sixth first class hundred and fast bowler Miguel Cummins‘s four-wicket haul, helped West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) crush Bangladesh A by 351 runs under three days, in their opening four-day “Test”.


The right-handed Brathwaite made 164 (15X4, 1X6) to propel his side to 351 for eight declared, after they resumed the day on 170 for two. Leon Johnson added just two to his overnight 40 while Jonathan Carter chipped in with 49 and Carlos Brathwaite, 37.


Set a mammoth 504 for victory, Bangladesh A were undermined by Cummins who grabbed four for 45, as they crumbled for a disappointing 152 all out. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed three for 58 while left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell took two for 25.


Opener Shamsur Rahman top scored 33 while wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan chipped in with 23 but the visitors were unable to deal with the firepower from the HPC.


Brief scores:


West Indies HPC 292 (Jermaine Blackwood 140, Leon Johnson 56, Assad Fudadin 22; Taijul Islam 3 for 83, Robiul Islam 3 for 86) and 351 for eight decl. (Kraigg Brathwaite 164, Jonathan Carter 49, Leon Johnson 42, Carlos Brathwaite 37; Taijul Islam 3 for 95, Robiul Islam 2 for 64) beat Bangladesh 140 (Imrul Kayes 32, Muktar Ali 31, Shamsur Rahman 28; Carlos Brathwaite 4 for 45, Miguel Cummins 3 for 25, Sheldon Cottrell 2 for 29) and 152 (Shamsur Rahman 33, Nurul Hasan 23; Miguel Cummins 4 for 40, Devendra Bishoo 3 for 58, Sheldon Cottrell 2 for 25) by 351 runs.