Sammy hails Bravo as Sri Lanka series drawn

PALLEKELE, December 5, 2010 (AFP) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy said Darren Bravo’s highly impressive performances were chief among a number of plus points his team could take from the drawn Test series against Sri Lanka. The three-match series ended 0-0 on Sunday following rain-hit Tests in Galle, Colombo and Pallekele and they now head into the one-dayers.

“Bravo’s batting was one of the positives. He was in his debut Test series and scored a half-century every time he batted,” Sammy said after rain washed out play on the fifth day of the third and final Test.

“The bowling of Kemar Roach, the batting of Chris Gayle and the fighting spirit the team showed were the positives we can take from this series.”

Batsman Bravo, 21, was the find of the series as he impressed with his exciting stroke-play in all the matches, scoring 58 in the opening Test, 80 in the second and 68 in the third.

The series will not only be remembered for rain, but also for opener Gayle’s explosive 333 in the opening Test in Galle and Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s superb 150 on a new pitch in the second match in Colombo.

Gayle became the world’s fourth batsman to hammer two triple-centuries in Tests after Australian Don