Second Test Between India And West Indies Drawn; Roston Chase Scored A TonAugust 04, 2016 16:21
Roston Chase along with Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dawrich made it impossible for the Indian bowlers to beat West Indies in the second test match of the ongoing four-match Test series as the batsmen saved the Day 5 and the test match for West Indies on Wednesday resulted into a first draw at Sabina Park since 1998. Rostan Chase, playing an outstanding knock of 137 runs, thrashed India’s hopes to to 2-0 ahead in the series.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that hats off to the West Indian bowlers who produced an inspiring batting to save the Test match for their team. India is still ahead in the four0test match series 1-0 after the second match finished without result.
Chase was accompanied by a steady and a brilliant innings from local boy Jermaine Blackwood who scored 63 runs in 54 deliveries and Shane Dowrich. Blackwood was unfortunate as he had given LBW out by the umpire Ian Gould to Amit Sharma without spotting a clear edge.
Blackwood became the first West Indian to score two fifties in the same test match after Shivnarine Chanderpaul in 2014.
Although the batsmen dominated the day 5 of the test match, Indian bowlers Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav tried to take wickets with the help of Ishant Sharma along with spinner Amit Mishra and R Ashwin. Indian bowlers who bowled 88.1 overs on the final day of the test match and could only take two wickets and conceded 340 runs, when Indian captain agreed to finish the match without result when West Indies were at 388 for the loss of six wickets.
Interestingly, it’s only the fifth time in the history of West Indian cricket that men from no. 5 to 8 scored fifty or more in the same innings.
It was the day of West Indian batsmen as for the first time in the series Indian bowlers looked under pressure and the West Indian batsmen dominated the day. The man who inspired the show, Roston Chase remained unbeaten till the end.
By Prajakt K.