Chase retires hurt as Windies crawl towards Pakistan total
- Author: Julie Sanders May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 22:32
An unbeaten century from Roston Chase was not enough for West Indies as they were dismissed in the penultimate over of the final day as Pakistan completed a 101-run victory in the third and final Test in Dominica to wrap up the series 2-1.
In the end he completed his third Test century but was left helpless at the non-striker's end when Gabriel, who had defended resolutely for 21 balls, inexplicably attempted a wild drive off Shah and dragged the ball back onto his stumps.
Both men's careers ended on a high note as Pakistan won the final Test match and the series 2-1 against the West Indies, eliciting praise from fans who posted "Mis-You" in honour of their retirement.
Former Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who retired after leading Pakistan to a record breaking series over the West Indies, shared the secrets of his success as a captain in a recent interview. There were frustrations. No-balls, wickets, couple of chances here and there, but you enjoy wins like this much more than straightforward wins. The opener was beaten by turn and gave wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed a second straight catch to be out for 29, after 123 balls, only one of them a boundary. "Especially Yasir Shah got the better of me a lot and this was mainly because he was tying me down and then I was just falling to a bad shot because of the pressure", Chase said. People think that maybe I carry these regrets, but no. "Work hard on those weaknesses so that I can put up some good performances in that series as well", he said.
"Really happy for this team, all the guys here, the way they gave me and Younis send-offs". It was a fine journey with him in the middle, sharing a lot of partnerships. Misbah retires with a batting average of more than 46 and sadly without having captained his team in his own country.
"In the history books, my name will come with him and he's a legend".
Younis Khan was first appointed as captain of the Pakistan ODI and Test team on a full-time basis in 2009. I'm missing him, he's got his exams so couldn't be with us.
"We should do this, and if others start it up, then I will stand by them for sure", said the 39-year-and-118-Test-old Younis, the first to enter the 10,000-run club for Pakistan. No other batsman made more than 300.