“I’ve checked one box so far. Now I have to get a hundred ‘: Jason Holder warns England that he is only halfway to achieving his personal goal after West Indian captain Ben Stokes and Co dismantles with a six-wicket distance
- Jason Holder has warned England that much more will come from him
- The West Indies captain dismantled England’s batting order by six-wicket distance
- Now he is looking for a personal goal to hit a hundred on English soil
Jason Holder warned England that he was only halfway through completing a personal ambition after taking six wickets for the first inning and giving the West Indies control over the first test.
After the tourists closed at 57 for one in response to England’s undersized 204, their captain said he hoped to leave this country for both a five and a century period, while the West Indies chase their first series win here after 1988 .
The most important moment of the second day in Southampton was when Holder caught his counterpart Ben Stokes 43 behind, effectively ending England’s hopes for a big score in the first inning. And the impressive Holder insisted that more should come.
Jason Holder has warned England that much more is left of him in this test
“I didn’t get a five-wicket distance here on the last trip, when I really wanted to get on Lord’s honors board,” he said after tearing England’s middle and lower order heart to finish six for 42.
“One of the things I’ve always strived for is to score a hundred and get a five wicket match against England in England.
“I’ve checked one box so far. It is now up to me to fight and get a hundred. ‘
Holder described the dismissal of Stokes, who had added 67 along with Jos Buttler, as a “pivotal moment,” adding, “They started scoring both sides of the wicket and we weren’t disciplined enough. I wanted the boys to get back in there. ‘
The most important moment of the second day came when Holder left Ben Stokes for 43
After a day when Shannon Gabriel also weighed four to 62, the West Indian captain revealed how fast-bowling legend and Sky Sports commentator Michael Holding’s rousing words about the Black Lives Matter movement had lifted him on Wednesday.
“It meant the world to me,” he said. “I have to say, I saw the interview with Mikey and felt it in my veins. It was powerful.
“To see how both teams got together the way they did, there was a very strong message. It shows that the cricket world is united. ‘
Listening to Holder’s interview from the comment box, Holding replied, “You don’t have to thank me, Jason. You have to take the baton and keep running with it. You have many years ahead of you, and not just in sports.
He strives to achieve his goal: to strike a hundred against the English in their own field
“It’s about life and about learning from those around you. It’s outside the cricket area – we need equality for that. ‘
Fast English bowler Mark Wood, approaching 95 mph in the gloom of Southampton but unable to contribute to Jimmy Anderson’s removal of opener John Campbell, admitted: “They’re at the top. They bent well and showed us the way. We have enough in the morning to make an impression.
“We would have liked 250-300, so we were a little short. They wouldn’t let us get away and Jason bowed very well. He tested our players’ techniques and was very consistent. ‘