Jason Holder five-wicket haul: The West Indian captain has led from the front as cricket resumes at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of England in Southampton, West Indies captain Jason Holder has registered his seventh Test five-wicket haul to put his team in the driver’s seat.
Having introduced himself as the second-change bowler yesterday, Holder first tasted success in the form of England’s Zac Crawley (10) in the 34th over today. Much like in the case of England opening batsman Rory Burns (30), Holder had opted for a review after finding Crawley wanting in front of the stumps.
In the same spell, Holder sent back Ollie Pope (12) after England’s No. 6 batsman edged behind to visiting wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich.
Just when England captain Ben Stokes (43) and vice-captain Jos Buttler (35) were looking to gain momentum on the back of a 67-run partnership, Holder dismissed both of them is consecutive overs to put the hosts on the back-foot.
With the visitors already giving a couple of chances to Stokes, his dismissal was a major relief for them. As far as Buttler’s dismissal is concerned, Dowrich grabbed a sensational catch to assist Holder.
Having found optimum rhythm despite bowling quite less in the intra-squad matches, Holder soon accounted for Jofra Archer (0) as he too was found wanting in front of the stumps.
Holder’s ability to move the ball both ways from a fuller length caused enough trouble to the English batsman throughout the day. Having picked his fifth wicket in the form of Archer, Holder registered his career-best figures after sending Mark Wood (5) to pavilion after he edged a delivery to Shai Hope at gully.
Having bundled out England for 204 in 67.3 overs, Holder (20-6-42-6) and Gabriel (15.3-3-62-4) were the two wicket-takers for West Indies.
Jason Holder five-wicket haul
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 9, 2020
He isn’t talked about a lot. Is low-key and dignified. But he is a serious star in test cricket and quietly, @Jaseholder98 is lifting this West Indies team.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 2020
Still a bit early to make a call on Englands batting. Is it rusty like the umpiring or potentially weak or just got blown away by Jason Holder’s brilliance who swung the ball magnificently and created magical angles.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 9, 2020
ten years ago jason holder appeared in a blink-and-you-miss it cameo in the documentary fire in babylon on the all conquering west indies team of the 80s & 90s…could anyone have known a decade later he would become the flag bearer for the entire region? remarkable! #ENGvWI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 9, 2020
This is a callow English batting lineup, but West Indies have bowled splendidly. Many wickets have fallen to proper plans #WIvENG
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) July 9, 2020
Most five-wicket hauls as captain in Tests:
12 – Imran Khan (48 mats)
9 – Richie Benaud (28)
8 – Bishan Bedi (22)
7 – Courtney Walsh (22)
7 – JASON HOLDER (33)#EngvWI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 9, 2020
Sensational five-wicket haul from Jason Holder. Bowled just five overs during the warm-ups
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) July 9, 2020
Juicy, seaming pitch has increased hardship quotient for batsmen. Nonetheless, sterling performance by WI pace bowlers, particularly skipper Jason Holder whose prowess is often underrated. England in danger of being bowled out <200. That could seriously damage them in this Test
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 9, 2020
Years ago, when the WICB was a rabble and all of their stars ran off to chase T20 riches, it was 23 year old Jason Holder who stayed loyal to his country.
Never forget that.
— Dennis Holder (@DennisCricket_) July 9, 2020
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) July 9, 2020
Jason Holder is clearly one of the less celebrated cricketers of our times but time and again he shows his quality. And this is a terrific bowling effort between him and Gabriel. But can the batting hold up?? #ENGvWI
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 9, 2020
In 2011, a 19-yr-old @Jaseholder98 stood up at an event in Bridgetown & expressed his views on how to carry the legacy of West Indies cricket forward to a podium full of Barbados legends, who applauded him. He’s doing a fair job of it currently in Southampton #engvwi @cricbuzz
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) July 9, 2020
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) July 9, 2020
Jason Holder’s bowling in Tests since the start of 2018:
Strike Rate: 32.6
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) July 9, 2020
Jason Holder is grossly under rated. It’s criminal. #EngvWI
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) July 9, 2020
For more cricket-related news, click here.