Watch: Wahab Riaz takes a brilliant catch to dismiss Roston Chase

Jason Holder’s men finished the day with a score of 244/7 from 81 overs with notable performances from Roston Chase and Shane Dorwich.

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Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz catches the ball to dismiss West Indies’ batsman Roston Chase. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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In the first Test of the three-match Test series between West Indies and Pakistan Wahab Riaz took an absolute blinder to dismiss Roston Chase who was looking set at the crease. Over the years we have seen numerous stunning catches in international cricket and this one from the Pakistan left-handed pacer Wahab Riaz is second to none.

West Indies allrounder Roston Chase was looking mighty comfortable at the crease seeing off both pace and spin. He was batting on 63 from 150 deliveries which included 7 fours and one biggie. Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah was the bowler in the 70th over of the West Indian innings, who hadn’t picked up a single wicket in the match till that point.

But in that over Yasir bowled a poor delivery which was meant to be dispatched and Chase could not control himself from taking the chance. The right-handed batsman lofted the ball over the bowlers head in an attempt to clear the ropes but could not time it particularly well. Wahab Riaz sensed the opportunity quickly and started running backward as soon as the Caribbean hit the ball.

It is never easy taking a catch a running backward but the Pakistani sensationally completed the catch diving towards the ball. He himself was stunned after successfully taking the catch as it was an effort of the highest order. The Pakistan team was overjoyed with the effort and congratulated the player for the same.

As a result of the brilliant catch, West Indies lost their 6th wicket on the score of 189 which left them in a spot of bother. Jason Holder’s men finished the day with a score of 244/7 from 81 overs with notable performances from Roston Chase and Shane Dorwich. Mohammad Amir was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as he picked up 3 important wickets giving away just 28 runs in his 19 overs.

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