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HEADLINE: Chase backs West Indies batting ahead of big ask 2020-07-17 22:55:49 

Roston Chase believes the West Indies are still very much in their Test match against England at Old Trafford despite playing catchup on the first two days of the team’s second encounter in the #raisethebat Series.

Under overcast skies West Indies captain Jason Holder had chosen to bowl first, only to see his much-vaunted pace-bowling attack repelled by dogged English batting that kept his side in the field for 162 overs and the better part of two days.

Architects of the English first-innings total of 469-9 declared were the side’s vice-captain, Ben Stokes, 176, and opener Dom Dibley, 120.

To help keep the run-scoring in check, Chase bowled a mammoth 44 overs to claim 5-143, while pacers Kemar Roach, 2-58, Alzarri Joseph and Holder, 1-70, offered support with their wickets.

In reply, the West Indies have already lost the services of John Campbell, after Sam Curran trapped him leg before for 12. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, 6, and Joseph, the night watchman, 14, are the batsmen at the crease, with the West Indies 32-1.

Despite the setback, Chase believes the West Indies have the tools to overhaul England’s total.

“I would never say that the 400 and odd is beyond us with the talent of the players that we have,” he said in a post-match conference on Friday.

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Sylobaby 2020-07-17 23:42:55 

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England is in full control at this time but I agree with Chase that we are not out of's a very good batting wicket and if we take our time and bat as well as we batted in the first test, we should be safe. Good luck guys

natty_forever 2020-07-18 03:26:47 

Natty does as well!

natty_forever 2020-07-18 03:28:23 

When it comes to the Wisden, we turned that corner. Now is full steam ahead!

hotarobin 2020-07-18 04:07:16 

Chase just did the West Indin they won't even last 5 days...

dayne 2020-07-20 12:34:21 

Well Chase now have an opportunity to back up his words.