2nd Test: Kraigg Braithwaite, Blackwood Hundreds headline West Indies’ Day 3 response against England

Centuries of captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood provided a brilliant West Indies response to England’s declaration as their series headed for another Test draw on Friday.

2nd Test: Kraigg Braithwaite Blackwood hundreds headline West Indies response vs England on Day 3 (AP Photo)

Captain Kraigg Braithwaite and Jermaine Blackwood scored brilliant hundreds to lead the West Indies against England on Day 3 as the series looked set for another tie Test on Friday.

Just 13 tickets have fallen after three days of the second test on the flat turf of Kensington Oval.

Brathwaite and Blackwood showed great patience to frustrate England in a score of 183 that started before lunch and ended just five overs from stumps.

They led the West Indies Resistance to 288-4 in the end in response to England’s 507-9 being declared. They follow 219 runs.

Brathwaite was not out in 109 after beating all day and night watchman Alzarri Joseph on April 4.

Blackwood made a risky 102 and came in after England had won a couple of wickets in the morning.

Shamarh Brooks, continuing with Brathwaite, was nervous against England spinner Jack Leach and smashed his way straight to the point with a poor shot from Leach. Brooks added just eight runs and was out for 39 of 105 balls.

Nkrumah Bonner, the centurion in Antigua’s first Test, was caught by Ben Stokes on 9 and wasted a review and the West Indies were 101-3.

Blackwood was nearly the fourth wicket for an English attack with two new bowlers and the confirmed loss of spearhead Mark Wood. He returned home with a right elbow injured in the first Test.

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