West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite played a blinder against New Zealand but failed to stop his side from losing at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Chasing 292 runs set by the Kiwis, West Indies finished on 286 runs, thus falling short by five runs. Brathwaite, who scored a brilliant century which went in vain needed to fix his bat the very next day and posted a tweet for the same. While many had a laugh and joked about it, New Zealand cricketer Ish Sodhi took a moment to remind everyone about Brathwaite’s swashbuckling knock.
Brathwaite played a gem of a knock
Batting first, the Kiwis rode on a brilliant knock from skipper Kane Williamson to post a challenging total on the board. He and Ross Taylor shared a match-winning stand after a poor start by the openers. James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme also chipped in with useful contributions down the order to post a good total. West Indies got started with Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer scoring quickly after losing two quick wickets. But New Zealand bounced back with back to back wickets; however, it was Carlos Brathwaite who brought his team back in the game with a knock of 101 runs but couldn’t take his side over the rope.
The all-rounder looked heartbroken as he sat on the pitch after his dismissal in the last over of the match. Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham took a moment to speak with Brathwaite after he sank to his knees in the pitch. However, on Monday, Carlos Brathwaite took to Twitter where he can get his bat fixed in Manchester.
“Where can I get a bat fixed in Manchester ?” Brathwaite had tweeted.
While many of the fans joked about how he could ask for bats from his South African friends who wouldn’t need them any more. But there was one standout reply, and that was from New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi who reminded everybody of Carlos Brathwaite’s breath-taking innings.