The recent 2 Test matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka had a 0–0 draw and this record was made only in the second match of this series.
Craig Brathwaite was appointed Test captain of the West Indies ahead of the Sri Lanka series.
The new Test captain of the West Indies cricket team, Kraig Brathwaite, has made a good start in this new role. For the first time in the recent Test series against Sri Lanka, Brathwaite, who was responsible for the full-time captain, could not win his team, but this team, which came out with many new players, played the series 0–0 with Sri Lanka. For Brathwaite, this series was a personal success and he scored a wonderful century in the second Test. During this Test, Brathwaite made a unique record, which could not make the biggest batsmen of the West Indies. Whether it was Viv Richards or Brian Lara, Brathwaite beat every great Windies batsman.
Brathwaite was appointed Test captain of the Windies team in place of Jason Holder. Even before this series, he had captained the team, but for the first time he was the regular captain of the team. He did not fare well as a batsman in the first Test of the series against Sri Lanka, but in the second Test he batted tremendously and was the most successful batsman of the team.
Brathwaite scored 126 runs in the first innings of the second Test in North Sound, his ninth century in Test cricket. After this, he scored 85 runs in the second innings as well. In this way, he was the highest run scorer for his team in the match. Now what is the special record in it?
In fact, Brathwaite batted for a total of 813 minutes in both innings of the match. In the first turn he remained at the crease for 514 minutes, while in the second for 299 minutes. With this, he became the batsman at the crease for the longest time in a Test match for the West Indies.
Brian Lara also left behind
In this case, Brathwaite broke the record of his current team member Darren Bravo, who in 2016 was batting against Pakistan for 804 minutes. The most important thing is that Brathwaite is far ahead of West Indies greatest batsman Brian Lara in this matter. Lara batted against England for 778 minutes in 2004.
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