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Twitter Reactions: Windies surrender in the final Test despite Roston Chase’s century

Windies won the series 2-1.

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England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images,)

By defeating Windies by 232 runs, the England cricket team made a resounding comeback in the third and the final Test. Considering the massive lead they got at the close of play on Day-3, a win was always on the cards. But the Windies were expected to fight back hard, just as they did throughout this series. However, that wasn’t to be the case as Roston Chase ended up being the lone-warrior for the side.

England decided not to declare overnight and continued with the batting on the fourth day. The side batted for about an hour and added another 36 runs to their tally. They declared at 361/5 immediately after Joe Root got out for 122 runs. Ben Stokes was unbeaten on 48 while Shannon Gabriel picked up two wickets in the innings.

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Roston Chase stranded at one end

Chasing 485 runs, the Windies got off to the worst possible starts. James Anderson ran through the top order by picking the wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell and Darren Bravo early on. Mark Wood joined the party and got the better of Shai Hope after the latter scored 14 runs.

To make things even worse, Shimron Hetmyer who was looking good ended up getting run out for 19. Even Shane Dowrich succumbed to the pressure and got out one run shy of 20. However, Roston Chase was going strong from one end. His century, though, wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions from Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul.

Just as he was approaching the triple-digits, Roston Chase kept running out of partners. First, Roach stayed out in the middle for 43 balls and scored 29. Then Joseph also managed to survive for 30 balls as he piled up 34 runs. Gabriel, who was thought to be the last batsman, couldn’t survive for more than 23 runs and was dismissed when Chase was on 98.

However, despite the injury, Keemo Paul walked out into the middle and helped Roston Chase get to his hundred. The former got out for 12 runs as the Windies were bowled out for 252. Chase was unbeaten on 102. Twitterati enjoyed England’s come back in the game. They praised James Anderson and Moeen Ali for their spells. But, they also felt bad for Roston Chase and praised Keemo Paul’s bravery.

Here is how Twitterati reacted:

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