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46dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Classy Chase ton leads West Indies to improbable draw

Roston Chase became the first West Indian in 50 years to combine a five-for with a century in Test cricket to help secure an improbable draw for his team

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KL Rahul
158(303) 15x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 39 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
9 14 24 11 27 33 27 13
RL Chase
137(269) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 47 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
10 1 10 6 15 13 36 46

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O16
M2
R52
W5
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
RL Chase
O36.1
M4
R121
W5
Eco3.34
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 4-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

30, 31 July 01,02,03 August 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
104 | 6 Runs | WI: 388/6

  • JO Holder64 (99b)
  • RL Chase137 (269b)
  • R Ashwin30-4-114-1
  • A Mishra25-6-90-2

Reassured that there is still some rallying left, I, Sidharth Monga, sign off, thanking all who followed this Test here. Until next time, goodbye

"Great feeling," says Roston Chase, Man of the Match. "That I could help draw a match for my team after having fallen behind by a long way. My aim is to be equally good in both batting and bowling, but I prefer batting more. The captain asked the players to show some fight. We just went with the mindset that we were at war, and we can't die today. Last night myself and Dowrich had a conversation if one of us gets a hundred, we will be safe."

"Testing day," says Virat Kohli. "That's what Test cricket is all about. Pity we lost most of yesterday. That's no excuse, credit to the way West Indies played today. When you lose a Test and behind in the second, it takes something special to save the match. Our bowlers tried our best, we created some chances, but they didn't go to hand. The first four days the wicket was very active. The hardness of the ball was a factor. On these pitches when the ball is not hard enough, play goes dead for 25-30 overs. Pretty pleased with the effort the boys put in. After tea as well. Everybody put in a last push. We don't want to walk away from the field wishing we had the fifth bowler. If five bowlers have given their best, and the opposition have done well, you just doff your hat to them."

"Improvement from the last Test," says Jason Holder. "Fully enjoyed this. We asked the guys to show fight. We got a really good partnership between Blackwood and Roston. After that Dowrich came in and showed the character we asked for. It was about taking it ball by ball. It was just about showing character. Putting my hands up. Wickets were hard to come by. We had to show a lot of patience. Last Test we didn't do that and leaked boundaries. This Test - hot and humid - must have been really hard for all the bowlers. Just outstanding batting today. Just asked them to show fight. Show some character. The crowd support - albeit a small one - meant a lot. Just want the guys to keep stressing on patience. Work harder for what we want. Show a bit more fight every time."

4.25pm Finally Kohli concedes. They can't force a result here. West Indies have forced a spirited draw. Rolston Chase (remember the name?) walks back with a stump in hand followed by captain Jason Holder who is applauding him back. A great show of spirit from the beleaguered host team that was down for the count this time yesterday. Chase shakes hands with the opposition, and then with the few supporters in the ground who have made their way to beside the players passage

Always good to eat your own hat. This is how I ended the day's play yesterday: "We will start early again, at 9.30am, and have a scheduled 98.1 overs lined up for you. If we see 98.1 overs, there will be some sensational stonewalling involved."

There was no stonewalling. The day began with some counterattack. Jermaine Blackwood rattled India a little with his attack although he doesn't really have a great defensive game yet. Roston Chase, though, showed a more complete game - the best technical game in this WI side, according to Jeff Dujon - and batted through the day to become the first West Indian since Garry Sobers to score a hundred and take five wickets in the same Test. Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder provided him wholesome support and saw the side to safety. Holder, limited of bowling talent he might be, must be commended for his spirit. With Miguel Cummins injured, he bowled with unerring discipline to delay India's declaration, which, combined with rain on day four, gave them hope of saving this Test

India, well they will be frustrated. Knowing Kohli and Kumble, they will be not happy with this. Umesh Yadav and Amit Mishra were big disappointments on the final day, and there were some curious captaincy calls. Mostly around now using Ashwin at the right times. They began the day with Mishra ahead of Ashwin, whose first over was the 28th of the innings, after everyone else had had a bowl. The other big question: no surprise bounders or yorkers or slower ones. Not even a single slower one. Quote robotic from the quicks, which is good on day one, but not when you are racing the clock

Apologies if I am rumbling along a little as we await the presentation

103.6
2
Ashwin to Holder, 2 runs, short of a length, goes right back to punch it past cover for two more
103.5
1
Ashwin to Chase, 1 run, full, on the pads, driven past the diving short midwicket
103.4
2
Ashwin to Chase, 2 runs, full, on the pads, driven wide of long-on for two. The second hundred partnership of the innings
103.3
0
Ashwin to Chase, no run, flat length ball, stays back to defend
103.2
1
Ashwin to Holder, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched down to long-off
103.1
0
Ashwin to Holder, no run, flighted outside off, Holder reaches right forward, is almost on the floor in order to keep this down

Finally a draw

1998

Last time a Test ended as draw at Sabina Park, before this - between the hosts and Eng. Since then 15 consecutive Tests produced a result.

Fight down the order

0

No. of instances of WI's No. 5, 6, 7, 8 all scoring 50 or more in a Test innings, before Blackwood, Chase, Dowrich and Holder doing in this inns. 5th for any team.

Long ago

1966

Last time a WI player scored a century & took a 5-for in the same Test, before Chase - Sobers v Eng, Leeds. Imran Khan, Faisalabad, 1982-83 was the last v Ind.

All-rounding start

1

Player who scored a century & took 5-for in a Test in fewer mats than Chase who does it in his 2nd Test - B Taylor did it on his debut. J Gregory also in his 2nd Test.

Chase' double

2005

Last time a West Indies player scored 50+ and took a 5-wkt haul in the same Test, before Roston Chase - Dwayne Bravo v Aus, Adelaide, 2005-06.

Double blast at No.5

1989

Last time a WI batsman, apart from Chanderpaul, made 50s in both inns of a Test at No.5, before Blackwood - Richards in Adelaide. Chanderpaul did it 9 times.

Bravo's worst

14.50

Darren Bravo's average in Tests at Sabina Park, in 8 innings - lowest for him at any home venue. He has scored 116 runs with highest of 41 here.

Recent troubles in Jamaica

3

No. of ducks for Samuels in his last 4 Test innings in Jamaica. He had got a pair vs NZ here in 2014 before 37 & 0 in this Test. He made 123 & 52 v NZ in 2012 here.

Chandrika's flop show

14

Chandrika's ave in Tests, including his score of 1 in the second inns - worst for any WI opener with 10 or more inns. He has 5 single-digit scores in 10 inns.

Consistent Rahane

8

No. of consecutive Test series where Rahane has played at least one innings of 90 or more runs, starting from Ind's tour to SA 2013-14 - Only player to do so.

Out in forties

2010

Last time 3 or more batsmen were out in 40s in a Test inss for Ind, before this - vs SL, Colombo PSS. Pujara (46), Kohli (44) & Saha (47) have got 40s in this inns.