Windies batsmen once again failed to overcome the challenge of Indian bowlers except for Roston Chase who produced a magnificent century. The Windies batsman’s terrific hundred enabled the visitors to put up a decent total of 311 runs on the board in the first innings At Hyderabad.
The right-hand batsman arrived at the crease with Windies tottering at 92 for four wickets down. Chase played with caution and responded brilliantly to India’s disciplined bowling attack.
He added more than hundred for the seventh wicket with skipper Jason Holder to bail out the team and enabled Windies to reach 311 runs.
Chase had scored a half-century in the first Test as well and he continued his batting form in the second Test as well. He kept the Indian spinners at bay with his solid defence and at the same time kept the score-board ticking.
Chase scored 106 runs, his first away century in Tests and his fourth overall in his career.
However, lack of support from the other end deprived the right-hand batsman of converting this hundred into a big score. He was castled by pace bowler Umesh Yadav in the 102nd over with a beautiful delivery.
Soon after the Windies batsman produced his hundred, fans and former cricket players congratulated him for playing a wonderful knock.
Arguaably the best comment came from the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who said the Windies player has got potential to bat further up in the batting line-up.
Other former cricketers and fans too appreciated the effort of the Windies batsman.