With the fighting efforts from the middle-order and lower-middle order batsmen on day 5, West Indies survived a Test defeat against India in the second Test at Sabina Park (Kingston, Jamaica). West Indies began the day from their overnight score 48/4 and ended the day with the score 388/6. At the end of the day, West Indies took lead of 84 runs.
After a draw iin this Test match, India is leading the 4-match Test series 1-0.
Brief Scores: West Indies – 196 (Jermaine Blackwood 62, Marlon Samuels 37, Ravichandran Ashwin 5/52) & 388/6 (Roston Chase 137*, Shane Dowrich 74, Mohammed Shami 2/82)
India – 500/9 decl. (KL Rahul 158, Ajinkya Rahane 108*, Roston Chase 5/121)
Result – Match was drawn
Here are some statistical highlights of day 5, 2nd Test:
- Like the first innings of this Test match, West Indian batsman Jermaine Blackwood also hit another half-century during West Indies’ second innings. Blackwood scored 62 runs in the first innings and 63 runs in the second innings of this Test match. Scoring twice 50+ in the both innings of a Test match, Blackwood’s strike-rate was the third highest in Test history, which was 107.75. The other two highest strike-rates in this category, which are more than Blackwood’s 107.75, are: 121.96 by former Indian batsman Mohammad Azharuddin (109 & 52 against South Africa at Kolkata in 1996) and 108.91 by former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag (55 & 55 against West Indies at Delhi in 2011).
- West Indian batsman Roston Chase played a brilliant innings of unbeaten 137 runs and became a saviour of his team. It was the 4th highest score by a no. 6 West Indian batsman in the 3rd innings. Also, it was the 5th highest 3rd innings score by a West Indian batsman coming to bat from no. 6 to no. 11.
- West Indian cricketer Roston Chase became the joint-second quickest Test cricketer to score a century and also complete 5-wickets haul in the same Test. Chase (137* & 5/121 ) did it in his 2nd Test like former Australian cricketer Jack Gregory (100 & 7/69 against England at MCG in 1920-21). Former New Zealand cricketer Bruce Taylor was the quickest cricketer to do this and he did this in his debut match against India at Kolkata in 1965 (105 & 5/86).
Last time a West Indian cricketer scored a century and also earned 5-wicket haul in the same Test was Garry Sobers (174 & 5/41) against England at Leeds in 1966. Before Chase, former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan (117 & 6/98) was the last cricketer to do this against India and that was at Faisalabad in 1983.
- West Indian batsmen Roston Chase and Jason Holder put an unbeaten 103 runs partnership for the 7th wicket in this innings. It was the fifth highest 7th wicket partnership for West Indies against India in Test.
- It was the first time in Test history that West Indies’ no. 5, 6, 7 and 8, all batsmen scored 50 or more runs in the same innings.
- After taking 5 wickets in the first innings of this match, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin conceded 114 runs in the West Indies’ second innings and took only 1 wicket. Ashwin became the bowler to concede most runs for India in West Indies in the third innings of a Test match. Also, Ashwin became joint-third bowler to concede most runs for India against West Indies in the third innings of a Test match.
- After 1998, it was the first time that a Sabina Park Test match resulted in draw. Before this Test, last time a Sabina Park Test match resulted in a draw was in 1998 between West Indies and England.