Cricket - Bravo leads Windies recovery

Dwayne Bravo led a late recovery as the West Indies battled to set a competitive target in the fifth ODI against Pakistan in St Lucia.

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Dwayne Bravo scored 48 from 27 balls

Bravo, who made his way out to the crease when the West Indies were six wickets down for a score of 170 with less than six overs remaining, hit 48 from 27 balls to help his side to a total of 242 for seven.

The Windies captain struck five fours and three sixes in his short, impact innings before he was caught by Haris Sohail off the bowling of Saeed Ajmal.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, the West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals, causing their innings to stutter and fail to gain any real momentum.

Devon Smith was the first man out for just seven before Darren Bravo's dismissal left the home side on 44 for two.

Johnson Charles (43) and Marlon Samuels (45) offered some resistance, but Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons failed to get out of the 20s as Junaid Khan (three for 48) did most of the damage, while there were two wickets apiece for Ajmal and Mohammad Irfan.

Darren Sammy's late cameo of 29 from 18 balls assisted Dwayne Bravo's late blast as the West Indies added 53 for the seventh wicket to give themselves something to bowl at.

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