Holder wreaks havoc on England in the first Test match, performs best!


Jason Holder took a career-best six wickets to help West Indies bowled out England for 204 on the second day of the first cricket Test and scored 57 for one wicket until the game ended early due to poor lighting.

On the first day, only a hundred balls could be thrown due to rain and wet outfield whereas on the second day the game had to be finished earlier due to poor light in the last session. By that time, West Indies lost the wicket of John Campbell 19. Had scored 57 runs in 3 overs. Carlos Braithwaite 20 and Shai Hope were playing for three runs.

Earlier, England top-order batsmen Shannon did not face the balls of Gabriel and Jason Holder. Gabriel took four wickets for 62 runs and Holder took six wickets for 42 runs, which is his career best performance.

Stokes scored the highest 43 runs for England. At one point England's nine wickets fell for 174 runs and it seemed that the team could not reach even 200 but Dom Bess scored 31 not out and formed a 30-run partnership with fast bowler James Anderson.

At the end of England's innings, the tea break was taken ahead of time.

England's condition would have worsened if Stokes had not been given a life in the long leg by Kemar Roach on 14 before lunch. Even after lunch, he got a life score of 32 when Shamar Brooks missed a catch on extra cover off Roach.

Stokes and Butler together scored 67 runs. Butler was caught by Holder at the score of 35, whose catch was caught by Shane Dorich behind the wicket. Holder took the fifth wicket as Joffra Archer. Mark Wood became his sixth victim, caught by Shai Hope in the catch lane. Holder took six wickets for 42 runs in 20 overs.

Earlier, England started yesterday's score by 35 runs for one wicket. Gabriel dismissed Joe Denley for a score of 18 and sent Rory Burns (30) to the pavilion on a full length ball. The on-field umpire had called him not out on Pagbadha's appeal but the decision changed after the review. By that time England's score was 34 for three wickets.

Captain Holder further increased England's problems by sending Jacques Crowley (10) to the pavilion. Once again the on-field umpire gave the verdict in favor of the batsman which was changed on the review. Oli Pope hit the cover as soon as he came but was dismissed after that. He held a catch behind the wicket off Holder's ball.