Holder did his career-best, England collapsed for only 204 runs!


West Indies captain Jason Holder (six wickets for 42 runs) and Shannon Gabriel (four wickets for 62 runs) bowled deadly as hosts England were bowled out for 204 runs in 67.3 overs in the first innings on Thursday, the second day of the first cricket Test match. Tightened his grip on the match.

England started from 35 runs on one wicket yesterday and by lunch they had lost five wickets for 1,06 runs. The hosts lost the remaining five wickets in the following season by adding 98 runs. Holder, while performing his career best, took six wickets for 42 runs in 20 overs. The captain of the wickets took five wickets in an innings for the first time against England, and overall for the seventh time.

In response to this, the West Indies scored 57 runs losing one wicket until the second day's game ended earlier due to poor light and they are currently 147 runs behind England's score. 26.3 overs were yet to be bowled in the day. John Kempbell hit 28 off paceman James Anderson. The first wicket of the wickets fell at the score of 43. At the time of stumps, Craig Braithwaite 20 and Shai Hope were at the crease scoring three runs.

Earlier in the England innings, Gabriel took his wicket with his captain, taking four wickets for 62 runs in 15.3 overs. Caretaker captain Ben Stokes struggled for England, scoring seven runs in 97 balls with the help of seven fours and a 67-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Jose Butler.

After the break-up of this partnership, England's innings did not take long to collapse. Wicket-keeper Butler scored 35 runs off 47 balls with six fours and Dom Bas scored an unbeaten 31 off 44 balls with four fours. Bess's innings brought England across the 200.

On the first day of the match yesterday, only 17.4 overs could be played due to rain in which England scored 35 runs for one wicket. Rory Burns started yesterday's play by 20 and Joe Denly by 14 runs. The second day's play began about an hour late and only about five overs later was Joe Danielle bowled by Gabriel. He scored 18 runs. Daley hit four fours in his 18 off 58 balls. Opener Rory Burns, who made a good start at the other end, also became a victim of Gabriel and returned lbw to the pavilion.

Burns scored 30 runs off 85 balls with the help of four fours and during this time he completed one thousand runs in Test cricket. Dominic Sibli (0) was dismissed by Grabial on the first day. The captain of the wickets, Jason Holder, took the wickets of Jack Crowley and Ollie Pope before lunch. Crowley scored 10 and Pope scored 12 runs. Before lunch, Shannon Grabial took three wickets and Holder took two wickets.

Even after lunch England was in a bad condition. The partnership of Stokes and Butler handled the team to some extent, but Holder broke the back of the hosts by having both batsmen caught by the wicketkeeper in the interval of three runs. Holder lbw Jofra Archer to complete his five wickets. He took his sixth wicket by dismissing Mark Wood. Gabriel bowled James Anderson to cover England's innings.