Holder becomes first top-ranked Windies Test all-rounder after Sobers

Richard Pybus talks with bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed during nets

Richard Pybus talks with bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed during nets

Concerns over England's batting increased when part-time spinner Roston Chase took eight wickets in the second innings.

They won with more than a day to spare in what can only be termed a shambolic display by the visitors, who were coming off a summer series win over No. 1 ranked India.

But we've been in this kind of situation before and then we've come out and played good cricket so I'm looking forward to the next Test.' The Australian insisted there were no regrets about England's controversial selection here that saw them leave out Stuart Broad and go in with two spinners even though West Indies left out their only specialist spinner in Jomel Warrican.

"It's hard to take, not because of losing but because of the way we lost".

England head coach Trevor Bayliss with captain Joe Root.

"But the quicks were good and I just think that the amount of pressure that was built up - I don't want to say Roston didn't bowl well; he bowled exceptionally well - but when you've got pressure from both ends it's pretty tough for the batters".

Just 24 hours after being skittled for 77 in Barbados, England toiled grimly away in a joyless, wicketless slog that lasted nearly five hours and left a notional winning target of 628.

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However, he got just enough to keep the batsmen on edge.

Among the bowlers, Pat Cummins pipped Vernon Philander to No.3 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test rankings for bowlers after claiming ten wickets in the match, including a career-best 6/23.

Sir Gary Sobers was at the top last in March 1974 and Holder has now emulated him following his 202 not out off 229 balls in the second innings in Bridgetown, which is the third highest score by a number eight batsman in Test history after the Pakistan pair of Wasim Akram (257 not out) and Imtiaz Ahmed (209). Their 381-run drubbing has transformed the narrative of the tour, and put West Indies on course to defend a very proud home record against England. Personally, I think so. 'You make those decisions thinking the boys you pick are going to bowl as well as you know they can do.

Test captain Jason Holder said Friday scoring a hundred before his home crowd at Kensington Oval had been the fulfillment of a dream he harboured from the start of his career. "We will sit down, have a chat with the guys and try to get to the bottom of it".

There is every chance that they will name the same eleven for this match following that excellent display although Darren Bravo's place is the only one under question really after his poor innings of two and one on his return to the Test scene though he should be given another opportunity.

"We ticked a few boxes in this Test match, but it's a matter of turning up in Antigua and doing the same", Holder said.

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