Will Windies Batsmen Match Their Bowling Counterparts?

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West Indies captain Jason Holder celebrates dismissing Mark Wood of England during day two of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test match at The Ageas Bowl on July 09, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2020: The first West Indies versus England #RaiseTheBat test match since the pandemic enters day three today and the question is – will the batsmen be able to back up their bowlers and clench a win?

The return to the crease today on 57-1, trailing England by 147. 

But it was two West Indies bowlers, led by their skipper, Jason Holder, who along with Shannon Gabriel, rocked the English team on day two of their first test Thursday to close the home teams’ first innings response at 204 all out.

Holder bagged a career best six for 42 to wrap up the English side’s first innings total at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton.  Only Imran Khan has recorded better captain’s figures than that against England. Gabriel picked up 3 for 62.

Windies Carlos Brathwaite returns on 20 not out while Shai Hope will return on 3 not out today at 11 am UK time, 6 am Caribbean Time. John Campbell was the first wicket the Windies lost Thursday, after he scored 28.

Still to come are: Holder (c), J Blackwood, A Joseph, S. Brooks, R. Chase, K. Roach, S. Dowrich and Gabriel.

You can catch live action from the match via a live stream on Sling

See Day 2 highlights here: