Twitter Reactions: Roston Chase makes Pakistan toil hard again

Twitter Reactions: Roston Chase makes Pakistan toil hard again

West Indies finished with 218/5 and trail by 158 runs.

Yasir Shah
Yasir Shah. (Photo credit: RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

After having scored a mammoth 376 in the first innings, the Pakistan team fancied their chances in the third and final Test at Dominica against the West Indies. Much was expected from their bowlers to dictate terms in the match. However, as the things turned out to be on the day 3 of the game, the match is pretty much heading towards a draw. The sluggish pace of the two teams sees the series settling for even scores.

West Indies resumed their overnight score of 14/0 on the third day with openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell looking good in the beginning of the day. Mohammad Amir provided the first breakthrough when he dismissed Powell on 32. Shimron Hetmyer had a low time at the crease and perished after hitting a six and a four in his 18-ball stay. Shai Hope and Brathwaite scored 29 runs each.

The startling part was the slow nature of their batting. Brathwaite took 123 balls for his 29 and had only 1 four to his name. Hope took 116 balls for his effort which had two boundaries. At one stage in the game, Pakistan had conceded only one boundary in almost 44 overs of play.

The day, in all essence, belonged to the new found crisis man of the West Indies cricket – Roston Chase. Chase scored a gutsy 60 that came off 129 deliveries. He had to make the long walk back after being retired hurt. It was a quick bouncer from Mohammad Amir that had his forearm injured on the day.

By the end of the day, West Indies finished with 218/5. They still trail by 158 runs and would want to get a lead of some sort before they come out to bowl on the penultimate day. Meanwhile, for Pakistan, it was Yasir Shah, who bagged three wickets to keep them in the hunt.

Here is how the Twitter reacted to the day 3 play: