DUBAI: West Indian middle order batsman Darren Michael Bravo has played gem of knock so far posing a threat to Pakistan’s position in the landmark Day/Night Test at Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Coming one down to bat at crucial stage of the second innings and on the late part of the fourth day in the UAE conditions when the ball usually turns miles, DM Bravo, showed his temperament, consistency and class against quality bowling of Pakistan.
He not only survived the last session of Day 4, but became real trouble for Pakistan on the final day when the pitch was showing signs of wear and tear and the bowl was gripping, spinning and reversing.
Despite the fall of wickets from the other hand, Bravo held his composure and went on to smash a well-deserved hundred against Pakistan, lighting up the hope of winning the game for its team.
With the help of Bravo’s master class innings, West Indies, who at one stage of the game were down and out, were now eyeing an odd win against Champions Pakistan at their own den, UAE.
Bravo has become a nightmare specially for Pakistan’s spin department, conceding boundary(ies) almost every over.
Though, West Indies still require a hundred and fourteen (114) run with 4 wickets in hand and 30 odd overs, but, in the presence of Bravo, the total looks very much achievable.