Roston Chase denies India the win; 2nd Test ends in Draw: A brilliant century from Roston Chase, and half-centuries from Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder, helped West Indies draw the second Test against India at the Sabina Park Stadium on 3rd August, Wednesday. Roston Chase scored 137 runs, which helped the West Indies to end with a massive score 388/6, while India managed to take just two wickets on Day 5.
The only West Indies wicket to fall during the post lunch session was that of Shane Dowrch. Chase had India wobbling when Rahane was 15 short of the feat. He had dismissed Amit Mishra and Mohammed Shami back-to-back, and it gave Rahane the reason to go for runs. He moved into the 90s with a six over deep extra cover and with a tap past slips, reached his third century in four innings.
After taking a lead of 304, India had West Indies on the mat at 48/4 at the end of the fourth day, the tropical storm stopped further play. Only 15.5 overs of play was possible, which meant India fell short of at least 92 overs on the day – adding the extra eight overs that were supposed to be added to the fourth day following an early finish on Day 3.
West Indies captain Holder said, ‘I asked the guys for an improvement from the last Test match and they really showed that. We asked the guys to show fight at the beginning of the day and we got a really good partnership there with Jermaine and Roston. Shane also showed the character we know he has and we prevailed in the end.’
The third Test of the four-match series starts in St Lucia on August 9.