ICC Test Championship | Holder, Gabriel rout England in first innings

ICC Test Championship | Holder, Gabriel rout England in first innings

West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6-42 as England was bowled out for 204 on the second overcast day of the primary check on the Ageas Bowl on Thursday.

Shannon Gabriel nabbed the primary three wickets, Holder the following six together with England counterpart Ben Stokes for a team-best 43, and Gabriel grabbed the final wicket to complete with 4-62.

England, at 174-9, didn’t seem like reaching 200 however Dom Bess hit 31 not out and shared 30 with quick bowler James Anderson, the final man out.

An early tea was taken with England set to repay the West Indies’ batting lineup in ideally suited bowling situations.

Gabriel and Holder decreased England to 106-5 at lunch.

However the break enlivened Stokes and Jos Buttler, who got here out punchy and driving some luck.

Stokes, dropped on 14 by Kemar Roach on the run, was dropped once more on 32 off Roach to an easier probability by Shamarh Brooks at further cowl.

Stokes and Buttler mixed for 67 and 13 boundaries within the empty area till Holder drew Stokes ahead on 43 and earned an edge behind.

Buttler, on 35, was out to a different seaming ball by Holder and a low, one-handed catch behind by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.

When Jofra Archer was out for a duck after a West Indies evaluation confirmed his entrance pad blocked his leg stump, Holder had his fifth wicket and brought 3-1 in 14 balls.

The five-wicket haul was Holder’s seventh, and sixth in his final 10 checks.

Mark Wooden on 5 slashed at Holder straight to Shai Hope at gully, and Holder would end the innings with career-best figures of 20-6-42-6.

Bess and Anderson gave England a bit of raise to get previous 200, however Anderson misplaced his off stump attempting to defend Gabriel, who eliminated opener Rory Burns (30) and Joe Denly (18) within the morning.

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