Leeward Islands Hurricanes were 202 for four in their second innings against Barbados Pride at tea on the third day of their first round match in the West Indies Championship on Friday at Kensington Oval, and lead by 50.
At the break, Devon Thomas was not out on 96, eyeing his seventh first-class and sixth Championship hundred, and Hurricanes captain Jahmar Hamilton was not out on three.
They came together after Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite grabbed the wickets of Kacey Carty for 55 and Amir Jangoo for one in the span of five balls in his second over in the final half-hour before tea.
Pride toiled for most of the period between lunch and tea to break a third wicket stand between Thomas and Carty that ended on 128.
Brathwaite trapped Carty lbw, sweeping across the line, with the second ball of the over after the former Windies Under-19 batsman occupied the crease almost three hours and struck four fours from 134 balls.
Off the last ball, Brathwaite got Trinidadian left-hander Amir Jangoo caught at slip for one, edging a loose drive to give Pride a strong finish to a period of play they started meekly.
Brathwaite has figures of 2-6 from four overs, and rookie left-arm pacer Ramon Simmonds has taken 2-26 from six overs, but did not bowl between lunch and tea.
Hurricanes 172 for nine declared (Devon Thomas 58, Kieran Powell 43, Jahmar Hamilton 29, Kacey Carty 20; Keon Harding 4-42, Jonathan Carter 2-9) and 202 for four (Devon Thomas 96 not out, Kacey Carty 55, Kieran Powell 27; Kraigg Brathwaite 2-6, Ramon Simmonds 2-26).
Pride 324 (Shamar Springer 91, Shane Dowrich 86, Kraigg Brathwaite 29, Jonathan Carter 25, Raymon Reifer 23, Chemar Holder 22, Shayne Moseley 13; Rahkeem Cornwall 4-99, Colin Archibald 3-47, Terrence Warde 2-42).