Cricket World Player of the Week - Roston Chase
For scoring a century and a fifty in the third Test against Pakistan in Dominica, West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
The 25-year-old waged a lone fight after Pakistan had set a target of 304 runs in the final innings. At one stage the hosts were reeling at 93 for six but Chase hung together with the lower order and took the game to the final delivery of the penultimate over where Shannon Gabriel was castled by Yasir Shah to hand Pakistan a 2-1 series victory. Chase remained unbeaten on 101 in the innings where the second highest score was 25.
In the first innings, Chase contributed with a 69-run knock and lacked support from the rest of the batting line-up as West Indies were bowled out for 247 runs, conceding a lead of 129 runs to Pakistan.
Earlier, Azhar Ali scored a century while Sarfraz Ahmed and Misbah ul Haq notched half centuries to set up Pakistan's first innings total of 376 runs while Mohammad Abbas and Yasir Shah picked five-wicket hauls in the first and second innings respectively.
In the second game of the tri-series between Ireland and New Zealand in Dublin, George Worker, Ross Taylor and Neil Broom scored half centuries to power New Zealand to 289 runs, replying to which Ireland could manage only 238 runs despite a century from Niall O'Brien. Mitchell Santner picked five wickets for the Black Caps as well.
There were some special performances from Indian Premier League season 10 as well.
Rohit Sharma's fifty in game 48 was overcome by Shikhar Dhawan's half-century as Sunrisers Hyderabad completed a comfortable victory while Chris Lynn smashed a 52-ball 84 in game 49.
Shreyas Iyer scored a blistering 57-ball 96 in game 50 to help Delhi Daredevils secure a thrilling two wicket victory but game 51 saw Mumbai Indians almost pull out a 231 run chase. Wriddhiman Saha scored 93 while Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard notched fifties.
Fifties from David Warner and Vijay Shankar helped Sunrisers Hyderabad get into the play-off while Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu starred in Mumbai's victory in the final league game.
Pune's bowling effort led by Shardul Thakur to dismiss Punjab for 73 to secure a place in the first two positions of the table also deserves a special mention. That concludes the performances of the week.
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