• Holder puts West Indies in command

    A career-best 6-42 by captain Jason Holder put the West Indies in a dominant position after the second day of the first Test against England.

    Following a heavy rain-tormented first day, England resumed on 35-1 on Thursday morning but buckled under the brilliance of Holder, who delivered a fast-bowling masterclass at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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    The lanky fast-bowler was relentless with his line and length on another gloomy day, presenting the bowlers something to work with.

    Holder was also greatly complemented by Shannon Gabriel, who accounted for four wickets himself as England were dismissed for 204 – stand-in captain Ben Stokes top-scoring with 43.

    Joe Denly, in particular, was on the receiving end of a beautiful delivery by Gabriel that ripped his off-stump out of the pitch.

    In reply, the West Indies openers made a solid start, before James Anderson trapped John Campbell in front for 28.

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    Unfortunately bad light ended proceedings early once again with the West Indies on 57-1 and Kraigg Brathwaite (20) and Shai Hope (3) at the crease.


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