WI vs. Eng, 1st Test: Jason Holder Century Holds England for a Draw

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | 0
Jason Holder hit his first Test century (photo: cricbuzz)

Jason Holder hit his first Test century (photo: cricbuzz)


Requiring 340 runs to win on the fifth and final day, or more practically needing to play out all the 90 overs in the day for a draw, West Indies were under pressure not only at the beginning of the day, but also midway through the match when the hosts were struggling at 189-6.

All their specialist batsmen – including veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul (13) and first-innings hero Jermaine Blackwood (31) – had got out by this stage.

However, the West Indians showed sheer fightback through a 105-run partnership between skipper Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder, which granted them every reason to come to blows for a positive upshot.

Ramdin (57) perished, but Holder continued to sizzle with the willow, going on to smash his maiden Test century and ultimately finished unbeaten at 103* alongside Kemar Roach (15*) as the match ended in a draw.

Up next, the two teams now meet in the second Test match that begins from April 22.











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