Roston Chase drove a West Non mainstream player’s recuperation on the very beginning of the second Test against Pakistan to put his side in a solid position. Chase struck his second Test century and it came at the ideal time for the Windies at Kensington Oval on Sunday.
Having effectively lost the opener in the three-coordinate arrangement, the hosts ended up battling at 37-3 – when Pursue went to the wrinkle – and later 107-5. In any case, the 25-year-old fought away underweight and was unbeaten on 131 at stumps, with Chief Jason Holder (58 not out) having gone along with him to manage their side to 286-6 at the end of play.
Mohammad Abbas (2-47) and Mohammad Amir (2-52) had done the early harm for Pakistan, who gave a Test presentation to high school spinner Shadab Khan. Unaltered and having chosen to bat, the Windies made an unsteady begin before Kraigg Brathwaite succumbed to nine, edging Amir behind having been put down two balls before.
Shimron Hetmyer (1) kept going only four balls before he Chase an Abbas conveyance, edging to Azhar Ali, who took a decent catch at third slip. Kieran Powell and Shai Trust steadied marginally before the last left for five, Yasir Shah (1-83) getting turn and skip to have him gotten behind.
An audit was expected to at long last expel Powell (38) lbw on account of Amir – whose lines and lengths were great all through – after lunch, with Pakistan’s bowlers proceeding to overwhelm. At the point when Vishaul Singh went for only three, Younis Khan taking a splendid catch at slip off Abbas, the Windies were stuck in an unfortunate situation.
Shane Dowrich and Chase then escaped with some hazardous running, before the previous survived an edgy survey for lbw. Shadab (1-90) snatched his lady Test wicket by expelling Dowrich (29), Younis taking another sharp catch after the leg-spinner drew an edge.
Roston Chase had looked to a great extent settled at the flip side all through and, alongside Holder, they overwhelmed the last session. The privilege gave Roston Chase raised his second Test ton with his fourteenth limit, driving Shadab through cover. Despite the fact that Holder looked somewhat less agreeable, he raised 50 as the match put on an unbroken 132-run remain to complete the day and give the Windies the high ground.