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Went with the mindset that we were at war and can't die: Chase

August 04, 2016 09:52 IST

IMAGE: West Indies batsman Rolston Chase celebrates his century against India during the second Test in Kingston. Photograph: WICB Media Photo.

Man-of-the-match for his all-round show, Rolston Chase has said it felt nice to contribute in a good result.

"It's great feeling that I could help draw a match for my team after having fallen behind by a long way. The captain asked the players to show some fight.

"We just went with the mindset that we were at war, and we can't die today. Last night myself and Dowrich had a conversation if one of us gets a hundred, we will be safe." 

He was categorical in saying that, "My aim is to be equally good in both batting and bowling, but I prefer batting more.

IMAGE: West Indies captain Jason Holder congratulates Rolston Chase after his century against India during the second Test in Kingston. Photograph: WICB Media Photo.

Meanwhile, West Indies skipper Jason Holder had a huge grin and relief on his face after "outstanding" batting effort by his team. 

"Definitely there is improvement from the last Test. Fully enjoyed this. We asked the guys to show fight. We got a really good partnership between Blackwood and Roston. After that Dowrich came in and showed the character we asked for," Holder said. 

"It was about taking it ball by ball. It was just about showing character. Putting my hands up. Wickets were hard to come by. We had to show a lot of patience. Last Test we didn't do that and leaked boundaries. This Test - hot and humid - must have been really hard for all the bowlers. 

"Just outstanding batting today. Just asked them to show fight. Show some character. The crowd support - albeit a small one - meant a lot. Just want the guys to keep stressing on patience. Work harder for what we want. Show a bit more fight every time," he said. 

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