Eng vs WI 1st Test Day 3: Jason Holder tighten Windies grip on England

Eng vs WI 1st Test Day 3: Holder tighten Windies grip on England


The 3rd day of the Eng vs WI test match completely belonged to West Indies with their skipper leading from the front and playing a brilliant captain’s knock. England will come on to bat on day 4 with a huge task to achieve.

Session 1

In the morning session, skipper Holder and Shane Dowrich saw off the first hour of play without any damage. They started the day with an overnight score of 126/6.

They added 39 runs in that period with Stokes and Anderson not giving them much. trouble Jason Holder and  Shane Dowrich scored 50s without taking any risks. In the last 20 minutes before lunch, Jason Holder entertained the crowd with some massive hits. Finally, the session of dominance for Windies came to an end with Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich playing out the first two hours of Day 3 without any trouble. They added 100 runs to the scoreboard with lead stretching to 449 runs.

Session 2

The 2nd session of day 3 was no different from the first one. Holder and Dowrich scored runs with free flow. Jason Holder slammed a brilliant six straight down the ground to register his third Test hundred. The lead went past 470 but the West Indians were in no hurry to declare.

Jason Holder was completely unstoppable at this point. With jaded bowling and fielding for England, Holder took complete advantage of it and scored his maiden 150.

At the end of the 2nd session, Windies added 112 more runs to the team total without losing any wicket. The lead was extended to 561 runs.

Session 3

Shane Dowrich reached to his 3rd test hundred in the 3rd session. Jason Holder was scoring runs with quick pace registering his maiden double hundred by scoring a boundary off Keaton Jennings bowl. He was absolutely ecstatic. Both Dowrich and Holder batted for almost 5 hours together. They put on an unbeaten 295 run stand.

This was the third highest partnership for the seventh wicket in the history of Test cricket.

West Indies finally declared the innings on 415 for 6, leaving England with a huge target of 628 runs. Who would have thought that from 61/5, West Indies would go on to post a total of 415 on board.

The English openers added 56 runs on board to stumps without any damage. No wicket fell on the third day with Windies very much in command of the contest.

Eng vs WI Day 3: A Record-Breaking Day


It was a record-breaking day of test cricket with Windies totally dominating the day.

England will start the day 4 of Eng vs WI test match by needing another 572 runs with 10 wickets in hand.

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