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Brathwaite double drives West Indies

Chanderpaul remains unbeaten on 51 as host ends day two on 407 for 3

Brathwaite double drives West Indies - Cricket News
Kriagg Brathwaite became the third youngest batsman from the West Indies to score a double century in Test cricket.
Kraigg Brathwaite struck an unbeaten double century as West Indies reached a formidable 407 for 3 on a rain-hit second day of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in Kingstown on Saturday (September 6). 

Brathwaite remained unbeaten on 205 off 437 balls, spending over nine hours at the crease and becoming the third youngest batsman from the West Indies to score a double century in Test cricket. Only George Headley and Sir Garfield Sobers were younger when they scored their maiden double centuries. 

Overnight rain and early morning showers meant the entire first session was washed out. In the 56 overs that were possible, West Indies managed just 143 runs, without losing any wicket. 

Brathwaite had the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul for company as the duo put on 146 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand.
 
Brathwaite reached his landmark in style, a paddle sweep off Mahmudullah's off-spin taking the ball to the boundary. Chanderpaul got to his half-century - the 64th of his career - three balls later, in the penultimate over of the day. He remained unbeaten on 51 off 177 balls at stumps. 

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