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Chase understands how to play spin: Law

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Roston Chase's experience of handling spinners back home was crucial in the West Indies' fightback on the first day of the second Test against India, said

Chase was unbeaten on 98 at the end of the day, helping reach 295 for 7 as Indian spinners were rendered ineffective during final session.

"I think he understands spin. They face a lot of spin back in the in domestic He has got a long reach and he takes half-a-stride and is there to the length of the crease. He uses that to his advantage, he is a clean striker of the ball," Law said.

Chase had once batted an entire day to score a hundred against in in a 2016 Test match. He frustrated and for six hours to earn a draw for his side.

"One thing he has got is that he loves fighting at the ground. He does enjoy playing spin. He has worked hard against the pace and it's not a weakness any more. It has started becoming a strength.

"So once you have those both bases covered, coming to India, we expect to play a lot of spin. We are going from here to We are going to face lot of spin over there, so it's good the boys are getting a taste of spin here as well, said the former middle-order batsman.

"The great thing about coming to is you get lot of net bowlers at most practice sessions and majority of those guys are spin. That's great learning curve for us.

Law spoke highly about Chase's ability to identify pressure situations and raise his game accordingly.

"Look he is a He has been a bit quiet since England and He has had reasonable success there but since then by his own standards he has been a bit quiet. He got a 100 in the series against two years back and he obviously likes playing their type of

But Law admitted that did make things easier for them as India were a bowler short.

"Today, India are under a bit of a pressure too with their young debutant getting injured. That put a lot of stress on the other quick as well. Chase has got a good temperament. He is a He is not done yet, he has done a reasonable job today he still needs to finish it off tomorrow.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:15 IST