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.

When Rekha accidentally posed with Amitabh Bachchan
But in seconds, she glanced at the photographs mounted on the wall behind her and found to her shock Amitabh's image among them. The rumoured relationship between the two actors in the late-seventies kept gossip columns busy back in the day.

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.

Recommended News

  • Sarri has some good news for all Chelsea fans

    Sarri has some good news for all Chelsea fans

    We thought now, our team can play like a Guardiola team, but it's all obvious now that Sarriball is just a fraud. The manager added that he was happy with the player on the pitch. "It is up there", he said of the result.
    Pope: Terrified of bloodbath in Venezuela, won't pick sides

    Pope: Terrified of bloodbath in Venezuela, won't pick sides

    Pope John Paul II made that change in church policy in 1980 in response to a shortage of available priests in certain areas. Francis' openness to considering the prospect of allowing older married men to become priests is not without precedent.
    Pelicans Remove Anthony Davis From Team Intro Video, Twitter & Facebook Pages

    Pelicans Remove Anthony Davis From Team Intro Video, Twitter & Facebook Pages

    The NBA called the statement "an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans". Before Wednesday night's game vs the Nuggets, the Pelicans played a new intro video at the Smoothie King Center.
  • Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to claim 2019 Australian Open women’s final

    Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to claim 2019 Australian Open women’s final

    Osaka has proven over the past 12 months that she is a fast-learner and that trait was put to the test this Australian summer. Though Osaka is a two-time Grand Slam champion, she has only ever reached the third round of Wimbledon and the French Open.
    YouTube Music rolls out to Sonos speakers

    YouTube Music rolls out to Sonos speakers

    As Google continues to evolve its Play Music service into YouTube Music, a few features are playing catch-up along the way. Music streaming has grown up tremendously since its inception and is now among the best ways to listen to music.
    Celine Dion insists Pepe Munoz is just her 'best friend'

    Celine Dion insists Pepe Munoz is just her 'best friend'

    When asked of her relationship with Munoz, Celine was quick to shut down rumors of dating the much younger man. If you do not, leave me alone.' Preach! "Don't bother.
  • New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in 4th ODI

    New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in 4th ODI

    Surprised at the way the wicket behaved at the Seddon Park, Bhuvneshwar said, "I was a bit surprised, if you look at the wicket, it shouldn't play the way it played".

    Scott Morrison promises 1.25 million jobs if Government re-elected

    Mr Morrison will today say the Government has credibility when it comes to creating jobs. But it still trails Labor 47-53 on a 2PP basis.

    Sam Smith shares the video for 'Dancing With A Stranger', featuring Normani

    Directed by Vaughan Arnell , the video features Smith and Normani attempting to get over their exes by dancing "with someone new". And you can tell that she works really hard", Smith said. "I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do".
  • Alvaro Morata completes 18-month loan to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea

    Alvaro Morata completes 18-month loan to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea

    But he netted just once more for the rest of 2017-18, as injuries and poor form severely disrupted his impact. The 28-year-old has been on loan with Middlesbrough since August, playing 13 times in all competitions.
    Brain imaging reveals how sleep deprivation makes pain feel worse

    Brain imaging reveals how sleep deprivation makes pain feel worse

    He notes that in short, the study findings suggests that sleep is a natural pain reliever that can help lower pain. The article added that even small changes in sleep correlated with changes in pain sensitivity.
    Senator Rand Paul wins damages after neighbour attack

    Senator Rand Paul wins damages after neighbour attack

    Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist, said the attack was sparked because he was agitated about piles of brush on Paul's property . WBKO's Kelly Dean tweeted that the jury awarded Paul $582,834.82 in medical damages, pain and suffering and punitive damages.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.