Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich create Test history for West Indies

first_imgShane Dowrich and Jason Holder created history on Friday during the third day of the first Test between West Indies and England in Barbados. Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich became only the second pair in the rich history of Test cricket to be involved in hundred-run partnerships for the sixth, seventh and eighth wickets.The Windies duo joined the South African pair of Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener in achieving the feat.Jason Holder, who hit his third Test century, also became only the second Windies captain after Brian Lara to score more than England’s innings in the same Test. England were bowled out for only 77 in their first innings.Only the tenth time in history of Test cricket that 300+ runs have been scored and no wicket has fallen in a day’s play. The last such instance came in 2008.#WIvENGRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 25, 2019In 2004, Lara had scored 400 not out after England were bowled out for 285 at St John’s.England were absolutely demolished by West Indies pacer Kemar Roach on Thursday and were bowled out in the first innings of the first Test for a mere 77 runs — their lowest-ever Test total against the West Indies. England’s score of 77 was also the lowest total by any side in 54 Tests at Bridgetown. Last year in March, England were bowled out for 58 by New Zealand in Auckland but apart from that, this was England’s lowest total in seven years.Fastest double hundreds for WI in Tests:221 balls, Chris Gayle v SL (Galle 2010)229 balls, Jason Holder v Eng (B’town 2019)232 balls, Gordon Greenidge v Eng (Lord’s 1984) #WIvENGadvertisementRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 25, 2019West Indies, who scored 289 in their first innings, turned a commanding lead into a virtually unbeatable one on Friday.Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich were rarely troubled by the England attack at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.After 18 wickets fell on day two, the first session on Friday provided a stark contrast on a pitch that posed few problems for the batsmen.Fastest double hundreds vs England in Tests:153 balls, Nathan Astle (Christchurch 2002)229 balls, Jason Holder (B’town 2019)232 balls, Gordon Greenidge (Lord’s 1984) #WIvENGRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 25, 2019Holder, a handy number eight with a Test average of more than 30, was particularly aggressive, scored at a rate of almost a run a ball.Jason Holder (202*):-His highest Test score-His highest first-class score-Highest score by a WI batsman at no. 8-Most sixes by a WI batsman v Eng (8)-Only the second WI captain to score a double hundred v Eng (after Lara). #WIvENGRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 25, 2019West Indies and England are playing a three-Test series in the Caribbean.(With inputs from Reuters)Also Watch:last_img

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