Brathwaite carries his bat; West Indies on the Verge of Victory
|Wed Nov 02 2016
The West Indies team will be on a Zimbabwe-bound flight in a couple of days. But not before they script a test victory against Pakistan. After what has been a forgettable list of matches against the same opponent, the West Indies team are on the verge of defeating Pakistan and end the tour with a win. Thanks to Brathwaite.
The tale of the victory stars Kraigg Brathwaite as the hero. The bowlers from Pakistan just couldn’t find his back as he carried his bat through.
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A knock of 142* has laid a perfect platform for the WI team to forge together a victory. The new “West Indies Wall” has added his name to the great list of batsman who carried their bats. The WI names in the list are: Frank Worrell, Conrad Hunte, Desmond Haynes and Chris Gayle.
Here at The SportsRush, we look at some records and stats that juggled during his gritty innings.
9 batsmen have carried their bats through an innings against Pakistan. This is the second most against a side only after England (13). Before Brathwaite, the last three incidents were by Zimbawian Batsmen.
5 West Indian batsmen have carried their bats through a test innings. Brathwaite has become the fifth one to do so. The other most recent one has been Chris Gayle who did it against the mighty Australians at the Adelaide Oval back in 2009-2010.
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Only once in the last 6 instances has a batsman carrying his bat resulted in a victory (for West Indies). That was by Haynes against Pakistan team back in 1992. The overall win rate is close to 25%.
Recently 3 Batsmen have carried their bat. Dean Elgar and Cheteshwar Pujara did the same last year. It is interesting to note that between January 2012 and August 2015 there was no such instance.