CA XI v West Indians, Tour match, Brisbane, 1st day December 2, 2015

Bravo anchors West Indians on rain-affected day

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indians 6 for 154 (Bravo 46*, Brathwaite 25) v Cricket Australia XI
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Darren Bravo helped stabilise the innings after early strife © Cricket Australia

Darren Bravo's unbeaten 46 helped West Indians reach 6 for 154 after Cricket Australia XI had reduced them to 5 for 83 on the first day of the tour game in Brisbane. Only 60 overs were possible, however, due to rain interruptions.

West Indians opted to bat and their openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Rajendra Chandrika were cautious at the start, adding 32 by the 16th over. The good work was undone, however when both men fell within six overs to seamer James Bazley.

Bravo and Marlon Samuels shared a 31-run partnership for the third wicket, but Samuels' dismissal was followed by two more quick wickets. Jermaine Blackwood was caught off fast bowler Ryan Lees for 1 and Denesh Ramdin bagged a duck, courtesy medium-pacer Simon Milenko.

Bravo kept steady at one end and inched his way to 46 off 135 deliveries with six fours and a six. He shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 32 with Jason Holder and then added an unbeaten 39 runs with Carlos Brathwaite - the highest stand of the innings so far.

Apart from Milenko and Bazley, who took two wickets each, Lees and legspinner Cameron Boyce were also among the wickets.

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