MYSORE, India, CMC- West Indies A skipper Kirk Edwards said he was disappointed that he was unable to score a century in the first unofficial test match against India A here yesterday.
Edwards fell just nine runs short of a hundred on the opening day of the four-day match at the Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground in Mysore.
He was one of four batsmen who fell in the last session of play as West Indies A stumbled after a promising start to reach 264 for five at stumps.
“Obviously I am disappointed, it would have been nice for me and Kraigg to get a century because we did all the hard work,” said Edwards.
“But it was not to be .You have to just accept it and move on.”
Edwards scored 91 and shared in a powerful second wicket partnership of 172 with Kraigg Brathwaite who also batted impressively to score 92.
After a slow start Edwards blossomed to hit 11 fours and a six of 162 balls while Braithwaite batted for close to five hours and hit 12 boundaries of 215 balls.
“The pitch was a bit spongy in the beginning so it required a bit more patience. We had to get ourselves in and see that phase out,” he said.
“I thought myself that if the guys were going to attack me I am going to make use of their energy and let them bowl the short stuff at me .I just teased them a bit and took what was on offer later on”.
Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton will resume the second day today on 26 while Assad Fudadin is four not out.