Bravo Double-Century Holds Up New Zealand
Darren Bravo emulated Ross Taylor by scoring his maiden Test double-century as the West Indies fought back on day four of the opening Test against New Zealand in Dunedin.
Bravo was unbeaten on 210 in 404 balls as he and his team batted through the day to close on 443 for six and take a lead of 47 into the final day.
He formed substantial partnerships with Narsingh Deonarine, who hit 52, Denesh Ramdin, who made 24 and Darren Sammy, who was unbeaten at stumps on 44.
Resuming on 168 for two, the West Indies quickly slipped to 185 for four and looked to be heading for defeat when Marlon Samuels (23) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1) fell cheaply.
Bravo, who hit 30 fours, then added 122 with Deonarine, 56 with Ramdin and 80 with Sammy to put the West Indies into the lead and set up an intriguing final day, although much rests on how long Bravo and Sammy can continue to bat together.
Taylor scored 217 not out in New Zealand's innings of 609 for nine declared before the West Indies were bowled out for 213 and forced to follow on.
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