Kraigg Brathwaite’s delayed 100 will get West Indies to 354


North Sound (Antigua)

Left stranded on 99 overnight, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite completed his ninth Test century to place his team in a strong position at stumps on the second day of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka. Brathwaite needed only two balls at the start of the day to reach his first century since July 2018. This was also his first hundred as West Indies captain. Brathwaite was the 16th player in Test history to be stranded on 99 overnight and he maintained a streak as all 16 have been converted into hundreds. He has now scored nine of the last 10 centuries by a West Indies opener. Brathwaite’s 103-run eighth-wicket partnership with Rahkeem Cornwall helped the West Indies to 354. At stumps, Sri Lanka were 136/3, 218 runs behind.

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