Twitter Reactions: Roston Chase stands tall for West Indies on Day 1 at Bridgetown

Twitter Reactions: Roston Chase stands tall for West Indies on Day 1 at Bridgetown

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Roston Chase’s classy innings which eventually helped West Indies dominate Day 1 at Bridgetown:

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West Indies’ batsman Roston Chase. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

In the wake of a first Test that brimmed with milestones, Pakistan and West Indies moved to Bridgetown to get the second Test match underway.

The first day began with an ominous familiarity for the hosts as they found themselves at 13/2 in the sixth over. The pacers announced themselves in style. Mohammad Amir, who was curving the ball like a scimitar in Sabina Park, drew first blood. Newcomer Mohammad Abbas then joined the party to send Shimron Hetmyer packing for just 1. West Indies lost Hope, the batsman, and partly their expectations as well, with the scorecard reading 37/3.

Enter Roston Chase, who began to undo the damage caused by Pakistan. He stitched a valuable 65-run partnership with Kieran Powell to take the total over 100. Powell however was trapped in front to a toe-crusher from Mohammad Amir. The umpire didn’t raise his finger, but was forced to do so when Hawk-eye came into the picture.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals for the West Indies. They had lost half their side when on 107. A sub-200 total was very much on the cards when the hosts were reduced to 154 for 6. Roston Chase was however still at the crease.

No one knows what they had for Tea, but it worked wonders for the West Indies. Jason Holder stood alongside Roston Chase to turn the tables on Pakistan. Chase was well aware of his off stump. He knew when to leave balls and when to play at them. He brought up his hundred with a delightful cover drive, summing up his classy display of batting in the final session.

What started off as an all too familiar day of West Indies’ recent debacles turned into an unexpected successful day of Test cricket. The architect of the defiant stand was Roston Chase, who walked back to the dressing room on an unbeaten 131 at Stumps. He came in at the 17th over, but simply refused to budge. Along with Holder, he played out a wicket-less session to win the day. The cheers from his home crowd said it all.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Roston Chase’s classy innings which eventually helped West Indies dominate Day 1 at Bridgetown: