Jason Holder Worth His Weight In Gold

“My patience has definitely increased,” Holder told Sky Sports. “I guess before I was trying to bowl too many deliveries in one spell.

With career-best figures of 6-42 Windies captain, Jason Holder has a lot to shout about and show for his patience.

The ace Windies and ICC rated number one allrounder put his team in the driving seat at stumps on day two of the first Test against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Holder bowled with rhythm and expert control to extend a remarkable run of form, which has seen him taken 59 wickets at 13.49 runs apiece in 12 test matches since January 2018.

He put England on the back foot with his medium-fast bowling spell to have them all out for 204.

The home team had resumed on their overnight 35-1.

Opposing skipper, Ben Stokes with 43, Jos Buttler 35 and Dom Bess 31 not out, offered resistance but with Shannon Gabriel claiming 4-62, team England batted for just 67.3 overs.

The Windies reached 57-1 in reply, losing John Campbell lbw to James Anderson for a breezy 28 before bad light brought a premature end to play with Kraigg Brathwaite unbeaten on 20 and Shai Hope 3 at the crease at the close.

“It feels good,” Holder said. “It’s a proud moment to take six wickets against England.

“I really want to make some runs. My Test is far from over. I still have a massive contribution to make with the bat.”

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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