Brathwaite lifts Pride
COUVA, Trinidad (CMC):
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite's 16th first class hundred underlined a strong Barbados Pride batting effort on the opening day of their penultimate round game against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here yesterday.
Sent in at the National Cricket Centre, Pride batted the entire day to reach 220 for two at the close, with the West Indies opener notching an unbeaten 105 - his second century in his last four outings in the Regional four-day championship this season.
His Windies teammate Shai Hope extended his good form with 52 while left-handed opener Omar Phillips weighed in with 49.
Brathwaite's knock has been the cornerstone of Pride's innings, and has so far lasted a shade under 5-3/4 hours, required 269 balls, and included nine fours and a six.
In the process, he became the third Pride batsman to pass the 500-run mark this season, joining Roston Chase and Shamarh Brooks.