Chase retires hurt as Windies crawl towards Pakistan total in final Test

13 May, 2017 12:20 pm

DOMINICA – West Indies’ Roston Chase retired hurt as the hosts crawled to 218 for five against Pakistan in their first innings on day three of the third and final Test in Dominica on Friday.

Chase, the best West Indies batsman by far in the series, reached 60 before being struck on the elbow by a short ball from Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir at Windsor Park in Roseau.

His departure in the fourth over, after the second new ball was taken, could have proved a big setback to the home team, but they lost just one wicket in the remaining 16.2 overs.

But despite West Indies playing themselves into a reasonable position at stumps, they were still 158 behind Pakistan’s first-innings score, far from safety with two days left in the deciding test of the series, which is tied at 1-1.

Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich was 20 not out at the close, with patient captain Jason Holder on 11 off 42 balls including a lofty six over long-off in the final over, delivered by leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

Yasir was the most successful Pakistan bowler, if a tad expensive, picking up the first three scalps of the innings and finishing with 3-108.

He had Kraigg Brathwaite (29) and Shimron Hetmyer (17) caught behind, the latter given out on video review, while Kieran Powell (31) was caught on the mid-wicket boundary.


Pakistan 1st innings 376 (A. Ali 127, Misbah-ul-Haq 59, B. Azam 55, S. Ahmed 51; R. Chase 4-103) 
West Indies 1st innings (Overnight: 14-0)
K. Brathwaite                    c S. Ahmed b Shah          29  
K. Powell                        c Az. Ali b Shah           31  
S. Hetmyer                       c S. Ahmed b Shah          17  
S. Hope                          c Misbah-ul-Haq b Az. Ali  29  
R. Chase                         retired hurt               60  
V. Singh                         lbw b Abbas                8   
S. Dowrich                       not out                    20  
J. Holder                        not out                    11  
Extras                           (b-4 lb-2 nb-3 w-4)        13  
Total                            (for 5 wickets, 100 overs) 218 
Fall of wickets: 1-43 K. Powell,2-69 S. Hetmyer,3-97 K. Brathwaite,4-152 S. Hope,5-189 V. Singh
To bat: D. Bishoo, A. Joseph, S. Gabriel
Mohammad Amir                    23 - 11 - 24 - 0(w-1)          
Mohammad Abbas                   21 - 6 - 43 - 1(w-1)           
Yasir Shah                       33 - 4 - 108 - 3               
Hasan Ali                        17 - 4 - 22 - 0(nb-3 w-2)      
Azhar Ali                        6 - 1 - 15 - 1                 
Umpire: Richard Illingworth                                     
Umpire: Bruce Oxenford                                          
TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough                                
Match referee: Chris Broad. –Reuters12   

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