WI vs IND: Steady Chase Converts Defeat into Draw for Windies
Kingston: India was hopeful for another win against Windies but a classy ton from Roston Chase and half centuries from Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder resulted in a draw on the concluding day of the second test match played at the Sabina Park stadium here on Wednesday.
With four down on just 48 runs and eventually finishing it off on 388/6, all credit to Chase, whose brilliant century made India’s bowling attack look feeble against West Indies on the final day. He becomes the first West Indies cricketer after the legendary Garfield Sobers to hit a century and taking five wickets in a single test match.
Indian bowling efforts were outstanding on Day 4 but the home team managed to overpower it by losing just two wickets in the day. Blackwood troubled India by hitting a half-ton off just 41 balls and setting up a crucial 93-run fifth wicket partnership with Chase.
After pacers sweated in breaking the partnership, skipper Virat Kohli placed Ashwin who didn’t disappoint and sent Blackwood back to pavilion. Dowrich was the new man on crease along with Chase. Both easily managed to make Indian bowlers struggle for wickets. Dowrich, however, became prey to leg spinner Amit Mishra but there was nothing much left to rejoice for the guests.
Holder and Chase slowly took the West Indies innings for draw as the match proceeded in the day.
West Indies 196 & 388/6
India 500/9 declared
Player of the Match: RL Chase