Kraigg Brathwaite is not known quite as well for his bowling as he is for his obdurate batting at the top of the order. His action does not resemble many professional routines, and was indeed inspected by the ICC at one point, eventually declared legal. On day four at Sabina Park against Pakistan though, he claimed the wicket of Azhar Ali. Set on 22, Azhar was looking to sweep Brathwaite’s grenades into next week, but only managed to top edge a delivery hurled into the air at 37.9 miles per hour. It resembled a village cricketer who, having seen off the decent opening attack, looks to go after the loopy off-spin of an old-timer, only to be undone by its total lack of speed. Not a dismissal that Azhar will be wanting to reflect on too often, I should think.
Azhar Ali looks to sweep but top edges it right to Jermaine Blackwood who takes an easy catch.
Captain Brathwaite scalps his first!#WIvPAK #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/zytdu26STp
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