Holder rocks hosts


Southampton, July 9

West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6/42 as England have been bowled out for 204 on the second overcast day of the primary Test on the Ageas Bowl at this time.

Shannon Gabriel nabbed the primary three wickets, Holder the following six, together with England counterpart Ben Stokes for a team-best 43, and Gabriel grabbed the final wicket to complete with 4/62. England, at 174/9, didn’t seem like reaching 200 however Dom Bess hit 31 not out and shared 30 with quick bowler James Anderson, the final man out.

After an early tea was taken, the guests’ opening pair put up a disciplined batting show regardless of splendid bowling situations to take West Indies to 43 earlier than John Campbell was dismissed for 28 by Anderson. Brathwaite was not out at 20, with Shai Hope (2) coming in at one-down as West Indies have been 56/1 after 19 overs.

Earlier, Gabriel and Holder decreased England to 106/5 at lunch. But the break enlivened Stokes and Jos Buttler, who got here out punchy and driving some luck. Stokes, dropped on 14 by Kemar Roach on the run, was dropped once more on 32 off Roach to a less complicated likelihood by Shamarh Brooks at further cowl. Stokes and Buttler mixed for 67 and 13 boundaries within the empty area till Holder drew Stokes ahead on 43 and earned an edge behind. Buttler (35) was out to a different seaming ball by Holder and a low, one-handed catch behind by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.

When Jofra Archer was out for a duck, Holder had his fifth wicket and brought 3/1 in 14 balls. The five-wicket haul was Holder’s seventh, and sixth in his final 10 Tests. — AP



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