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Defiant Chase helps Windies draw against India

He plays a defiant 137 runs knock to help West Indies score 388/6 at stumps on day 5

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Publish Date: Aug 4 2016 2:52PM | Updated Date: Aug 4 2016 2:52PM

Defiant Chase helps Windies draw  against India

Virat Kohli shakes hands with Roston Chase after his match-saving effort in Kingston Test. (Photo: AFP)

 

 A superb ton from Roston Chase, and supported by half-centuries from Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder, helped West Indies draw the second Test against India at the Sabina Park Stadium in Kingsty on  on Wednesday.

 
Chase played a defiant 137 runs knock to help West Indies score 388/6, while visitors managed to take just two wickets on Day 5. 
 
He became the first West Indies player since Garfield Sobers to take a five-wicket haul and score a century in the same Test.
 
Incidentally, Chase's milestone comes just one day short of 50 years since Sobers' historic effort.
 
West Indies reached 215/5 in their second innings at lunch.
 
Riding on half centuries from Jermaine Blackwood (63) and Chase, the hosts recovered from the early jolts, which they received on Tuesday.
 
Starting the day from 48/4 after a rain affected  fourth day, Blackwood dominated proceedings to not only get to his 50 but more importantly set up a 93-run fifth wicket stand with Chase to prevent Indians any early inroads.
 
After the pacers could not break the partnership, India skipper Virat Kohli turned towards off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who did not disappoint and sent Blackwood packing for a 54-ball 63. Blackwood's knock composed of nine fours and two sixes.
 
Brief Scores: West Indies 196 & 388/6 (Roston Chase 137 not out, Jason Holder 64 not out, Shane Dowrich 74; Mohammed Shami 2/82, Amit Mishra 2/90) vs India 500/9 declared.