Holder achieves career-high rankings

Sun, Jul 15, '18



Jason Holder of the West Indies has achieved a career-high position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after inspiring his side to an impressive victory in the  Jamaica Test which concluded on Saturday.
Holder’s figures of five for 44 and six for 59 in his side’s 166-run victory over Bangladesh moved him up nine places to 13th in the latest bowling rankings, which were released on Sunday morning. 
Holder is his side’s second-highest-ranked bowler behind Shannon Gabriel, who is now in 11th position. 
Holder’s efforts in Jamaica have earned him 98 points, which means he is now 11 points behind 12th- ranked England fast bowler Stuart Broad and 26 points behind Gabriel. 
In the Test batting ranking, Kraigg Brathwaite moved up 3 places to 13th. 
In the leading all-rounders’ list Holder moved into the top five in fifth position for the first time in his career.
The West Indies’ 2-0 series win have earned them five points, while Bangladesh have conceded eight points. This 13-point swing means the two sides have swapped places in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings.
The West Indies have moved to eighth position, while Bangladesh have slipped to ninth with 10 points now separating the two sides.

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Holder Leads Way As WI Whip Bangladesh

Sun, Jul 15, '18


Windies v Bangladesh

Captain Jason Holder believes that the West Indies were able to beat Bangladesh by 166 runs in the second Test and with it register a commanding 2-0 series victory at Sabina Park yesterday because they played good cricket.

The West Indies won the match on the third day after Bangladesh fell for 168 in their second innings. The tourists were set a victory target of 335. This was after the regional men were dismissed for a paltry 129 in their second innings after scoring an impressive 359 in their first. Bangladesh scored 149 in their first innings.

"It's great to see the guys come here at Sabina Park and play the cricket that we did," expressed Holder. "We didn't bat as well as we would have wanted to in the second innings, but credit to guys the way we came back in the second innings to bowl out Bangladesh. It's a great feeling."

West Indies who leapfrogged Bangladesh in the ICC Test rankings after the win, triumphed on the back of an outstanding bowling spell from Holder, who claimed five for 59 in the second innings, to end with career-best figures of 11 for 103 runs.

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Holder's six-for seals 2-0 sweep

Sat, Jul 14, '18


Windies v Bangladesh

The first Test lasted seven sessions. This one lasted nine. Bangladesh finally managed to cross the 150-run mark this series but their abysmal record of failing to bat at least 50 overs in an innings on this trip remained intact. That's how miserable their batters were as Windies clinched the series 2-0 following the 166-run victory. Skipper Jason Holder stole the show with six wickets in the second innings to add to the five wickets he fetched in the first.

Despite putting up a fight with the ball this morning to give themselves a chance to square the series, Bangladesh were let down by their batsmen who failed to apply yet again. Windies managed only 129 in the second innings with Shakib Al Hasan bagging a six-fer but then three of his batsmen were sent back to the pavilion by Tea with 283 runs still needed. Things turned worse when Mahmudullah failed to fight it out in the middle alongside his skipper as he chipped one tamely to short midwicket.

Bangladesh relied heavily on the dynamic duo of Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim to put up some resistance and they didn't disappoint. Shakib continued to play shots whenever possible and Mushfiqur too joined in by punishing the short and loose deliveries. Mushfiqur kept going even when Shakib became subdued and was scoring at a strike rate of almost 100 at one point.

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Holder takes five as hapless Bangladesh crumble again

Fri, Jul 13, '18


Windies v Bangladesh

Bangladesh were bowled out for 149 in reply to West Indies' 354, producing yet another inept batting display. Jason Holder led the home side's bowling attack with superb spells on either side of the tea interval. He removed three of Bangladesh's four most experienced batsmen - Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim - before completing his third five-wicket haul with the wickets of Mehidy Hasan and Abu Jayed.

West Indies opted against enforcing the follow-on, but lost Kraigg Brathwaite, whose series ended with a low score when he was bowled by Shakib in the day's last over. It was a minor slip-up in an otherwise superb day for West Indies, which they ended on 19 for 1.

Till the tea interval, the two teams had taken one session each. Bangladesh had taken six West Indies wickets for just 59 runs in the first session, as the home side were bowled out for 354. But Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel brought them back in control with two wickets each in the middle session, before a Keemo Paul beauty gave the fast bowler his first Test wicket. Tamim Iqbal, who had survived two reviews, a dropped catch by Devon Smith at slip and several close shaves, finally fell for 47 in the final session. Paul beat his outside edge with an angled delivery that many experienced fast bowlers find hard to create.

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Brathwaite, Hetmyer give Windies opening day honours

Thu, Jul 12, '18


Windies v Bangladesh

A resolute Kraigg Brathwaite and a free-scoring Shimron Hetmyer helped windies turn the tide and eventually bag the opening day honours in the second Test against Bangladesh in Jamaica. Batting cautiously in the first couple of sessions on a surface that aided plenty of turn, the Windies switched gears with Hetmyer leading the charge from the front as the hosts added 131 runs off just 27 overs to finish the day at 295/4.

Hetmyer's intentions were evident right at the start as he punished a shorter delivery and a fuller one off Taijul to start proceedings after the Tea break. Even though Mehidy Hasan continued to pose questions having already picked up a couple of wickets in the first session, the runs were flowing from the other end with Hetmyer picking regular boundaries. Brathwaite eventually got to his second century of the series off 259 balls having showed tremendous resilience throughout the day. With the tide turning completely, Bangladesh took the new ball immediately in search of a breakthrough but once again brought on the spinner much earlier like they did in the first session.

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