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Chase, Holder resurrect West Indies innings after another top order failure

Jason Holder (left) and Roston Chase saved the day for West Indies in Barbados
Jason Holder (left) and Roston Chase saved the day for West Indies in Barbados

West Indies 286-6 (Chase 131no) v Pakistan
Second Test, Barbados, day one

After Pakistan bowlers restricted West Indies to 107 for five, Roston Chase and Jason Holder helped the hosts recover with their unbeaten 179 run stand to take them to 286 for six at stumps on day one of the second Test in Barbados.

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first. In the fifth over bowled by Mohammad Amir (2-52), Kraigg Brathwaite (9) was handed a reprieve when he was dropped by Ahmed Shehzad but was caught behind a couple of deliveries later.

Mohammad Abbas (2-47) accounted for Shimron Hetmyer (1) and after a 30-ball knock, Shai Hope (5) was caught behind to give Yasir Shah (1-83) his first wicket. West Indies went into lunch at 82 for three.

Chase (131 not out) and Kieran Powell (38) started the second session with aggression but Amir returned to dismiss the latter LBW in the 33rd over and few overs later Abbas snared Vishaul Singh (3).

Chase added a 47-run stand with Shane Dowrich (29) to help stabilise the innings but the debutant Shadab Khan got his maiden wicket when eh snared the latter caught in the slips as West Indies were reduced to 154 for six and West Indies ended the session at 166 for six.

The final session saw both Chase and Holder (58 not out) negating the Pakistan attack as they added 120 runs in it without losing a wicket to take West Indies to 286 for six at stumps.

Chase completed a fine century and had 17 boundaries in it while Holder reached his fifty off 115 deliveries and looked solid at the other end.

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