Chase a ‘quality player’, says coach Law

first_imgHYDERABAD, India (CMC): West Indies head coach Stuart Law has praised the talents of Roston Chase, labelling him “a quality player” who has worked hard to convert his weaknesses into strengths. The right-handed Chase completed his fourth Test hundred on yesterday’s second day of the second and final Test against India here, after resuming the day on 98 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. “He’s a quality player. He has been a bit quiet since England and Zimbabwe. He has had reasonable success there, but since then, by his own standards, he has been a bit quiet,” the Australian coach said. “He got a hundred in the series against India two years back, and he obviously likes playing their type of bowling.” Chase came to his side’s rescue on Friday’s opening day with the innings precariously poised at 113 for five and in danger of going into collapse. He then anchored two critical stands, adding 69 for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich (30) and a further 104 for the seventh with captain Jason Holder (52). Chase, who eventually finished on 106, hardly put a foot wrong against the Indian spin attack and Law said this was because he was accustomed to playing to slower bowling in the Caribbean. “I think he understands spin. They face a lot of spin back in the Caribbean in domestic cricket,” Law explained. “He has a long reach and he takes half a stride and is there to the length of the crease. He used that to his advantage, [and] he’s a clean striker of the ball.” Chase has played 24 Tests since making his debut two years ago against India in the Caribbean and has emerged as one of the side’s leading batsmen. SCOREBOARD India vs West Indies – 2nd day, 2nd Test WEST INDIES 1st Innings (overnight 295 for seven) R. Chase b Umesh Yadav 106 D. Bishoo b Umesh Yadav 2 Jomel Warrican not out 8 S. Gabriel c wkp Pant b Umesh Yadav 0 Extras (B6, LB5) 11 Total (all out, 101.4 overs) 311 Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-52, 3-86, 4-92, 5-113, 6-182, 7-286, 8-296, 9-311, 10-311. Bowling: Umesh Yadav 26.4-3-88-6, Thakur 1.4-0-9-0, Ashwin 24.2-7-49-1, Kuldeep Yadav 29-2-85-3, Jadeja 20-2-69-0. INDIA 1st Innings K.L. Rahul b Holder 4 P. Shaw c Hetmyer b Warrican 70 C. Pujara c (sub) Hamilton b Gabriel 10 *V. Kohli lbw b Jason Holder 45 A. Rahane not out 75 +R. Pant not out 85 Extras (b12, lb2, nb5) 19 Total (4 wkts, 81 overs) 308 Fall of wickets: 1-61, 2-98, 3-102, 4-162. To bat: R Ashwin, R Jadeja, U Yadav, Thakur, K Yadav. Bowling: Gabriel 13-1-73-1, Holder 14-2-45-2, Warrican 24-4-76-1, Chase 9-1-22-0, Bishoo 19-4-72-0, Brathwaite 2-0-6-0. Position: India trail by three runs with six wickets remaining. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: B Oxenford, I Gould; TV – N Llong.last_img

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