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Inspiring Fighting spirit from middle & lower orders help West Indies draw second test against India

The second match of the four match test series in India tour of West Indies ended in a draw as a result of some inspirational and mesmerizing fighting spirit from the Caribbean middle and lower order batsmen especially Roston Chase who scored 137 of 269 balls. We can say that this innings that he has played will be the innings of his life as it helped pull back this match from the Indians which almost looked impossible when the West Indies were 48/4. Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dorwich and Jason Holder who also added 50+ scores to their names played very crucial roles to draw this match.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first but could manage to get only 196 runs on the board for the loss of 10 wickets in 52.3 overs with only Jermaine Blackwood managing to score 50+ out of all the West Indies batsmen. R Ashwin who won the man of the match award in the first test for his all round performance with both bat got his second five-fer of the series and restricted the West Indies to 196 runs.

India started their innings with Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul who has come in for injured Murali Vijay. Lokesh Rahul scored 158 runs of 303 balls while Ajinkya Rahane scored 108 of 237 balls leading towards a score of500/9 in 171.1 overs. Roston Chase who batted amazing in the second innings got five wickets in the first innings and became a hero saving the match with his brilliant batting in the second innings.

Trailing by 304 runs, the West Indians started to bat in the second innings and lost 4 early wickets just for 48 runs. It was then, the heroics from the West Indian batsmen, Roston Chase followed by the lower order batsmen came into life which in result ended the match as a draw.

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