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Chase leads the way as West Indies holds on for draw

Half-centuries from Blackwood, Dowrich and Holder play their part as India is thwarted at Sabina Park

Chase leads the way as West Indies holds on for draw - Cricket News
Roston Chase is congratulated by Virat Kohli after the right-hander's unbeaten 137 guides West Indies to a draw against India. © Getty Images
Roston Chase made history with a maiden Test century to complement his five-wicket first-innings haul as West Indies kept India at bay on the final day of the second Test at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday (August 3).
 
West Indies reached 388 for 6 in in its second innings, 84 ahead after India had declared on 500 for 9 in reply to its first-innings total of 196, when time ran out.
 
In just his second Test, Chase reached three figures in the mid-afternoon. In doing so, he became just the fourth West Indian and the first in 50 years – after Sir Garry Sobers – to complete the rare feat of a century and a five-wicket innings haul in the same Test match.


 
It seemed all over for West Indies when it started the final day at 48 for 4 after a rain-hit Day 4.
 
Jermaine Blackwood was the aggressor in the morning, as he hit nine fours and two sixes in an entertaining 54-ball 63 and put on 93 with Chase. Blackwood fell caught brilliantly by Cheteshwar Pujara at forward short-leg off R Ashwin, but Chase then found another able partner in Shane Dowrich.
 
Dowrich stroked 74 in a 144-run sixth-wicket stand before being dismissed lbw off Amit Mishra, by which time Chase had reached his century and was looking totally untroubled.


 
When Dowrich was dismissed, with over a session left to play, the Indians would have fancied their chances, but Chase found another strong partner in Jason Holder, and the two batted through the final session, putting together 103 unbeaten runs, as the Indians toiled away to no avail.
 
Chase ended on 137 not out, scored in close to six hours of batting, with 15 fours and a six, while Holder was unbeaten on 64 when play ended.

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