Chase’s ton revives West Indies
All-rounder Roston Chase has scored a marauding century against Pakistan on day one of the second Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. He is supported by a half-century from captain Jason Holder.
The hosts elected to bat first after winning the toss. Pakistan bowlers struck early in the day picking three wickets in 16.1 overs. Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Abbas went through the Caribbean batting Line-up. Yasir Shah struck in the second session.
West Indies were six down for 154 runs in 50 overs. Jason Holder came to support Chase. After scoring his fifty, Chase converted it into a century in 165 balls, his second in Tests.
On the otherhand, Holder brought up his sixth half-century scoring unbeaten 58 runs off 125 balls with 8 fours. Chase also remained unbeaten as he made 131* runs from 207 balls including 17 boundaries at a strike rate of 63.28.
These two put on unbroken 132-run partnership for the seventh wicket. West Indies finished the first day with 286/6 in 89 overs. Amir and Abbas took two wickets each. Debutant Shadab Khan scalped one wicket.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com