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Holder urges Brathwaite to bring it together more often



Holder urges Brathwaite to bring it together more often

A stunning hundred from Carlos Brathwaite made West Indies fall a few inches short from a remarkable victory against New Zealand at the Old Trafford on Saturday.

It could have been one of the memorable sixes in the history of the tournament had Trent Boult not gathered it in his safe hands to push the Kiwis’ victory and continued their hundred percent win record in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Brathwaite’s maiden limited over hundred costed 82 balls; it was, indeed, a heartbroken moment when the 30-year old Barbadian kneel down to the ground being caught at the end.

West Indies’ skipper Jason Holder could find no words enough to praise Brathwaite, urging him to ‘bring it together more often.’

Holder said, “I guess everybody could sit here and agree that we’d love to see that a little bit more often. But that’s the general feeling within the entire group. I think as a team we just need to be a lot more consistent.”

“His work ethic is really good,” the skipper said. “He’s not one to shy away from his responsibilities. And he puts a really good effort into his preparation. The knock he played today is not surprising to me.”

Brathwaite, meanwhile, admitted his feelings saying he was ‘devastated’ for not being get over the line.

“All the hard work I’ve been putting in, it’s finally good that it comes to fruition,” he told reporters. “I’m obviously devastated not to get over the line, but also giving thanks for the performance. Even getting the team into the position we got into before I got out,” Brathwaite added.

West Indies who are reeling at the bottom of the point table with a single win in six matches, will face India in their next encounter at the Old Trafford on Thursday.

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