West Indies escaped with a draw against India in the second Test in Jamaica Roston on 3rd August 2016 as Roston Chase scored a century, becoming the first man since Sir Garfield Sobers to score a century and take five wickets in the same Test for West Indies.
This was just the second Test match for Chase, who is 24 and scored an unbeaten 137 to drive West Indies to 388-6 in Jamaica and seal a draw.
After being awarded the man of the match, Chase said, “It’s a great feeling I could help draw the Test match for my team after we were behind the eight-ball by a long way. My aim is to be equally capable both batting and bowling but I prefer batting more”.
India certainly didn’t bowl badly; it was just that they actually met some resistance from the West Indies for the first time in four innings. Chase’s innings, and those of other West Indies batsman such as Blackwood, Dowrich and Holder, finally breathed some life into a series that has been turgid and difficult to watch so far.