West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua
Published on April 18, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua — Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday.

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Jason Holder

The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure to finish 103 not out off 149 balls with 15 fours in 3 1/2 hours. West Indies got support from a crowd of over 9,000 and batted close to 130 overs in their second innings to close on 350-7 after being set 438 to win.

Holder earned the Man-of-the-Match award and shared a resolute seventh-wicket stand of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 57 off 141 balls.

They pulled the West Indies around from 189-6 in the middle session. After Ramdin departed, Kemar Roach joined Holder and batted well for 75 minutes to make 15 not out.For England, James Anderson took two wickets to become his country’s all-time leading wicket-taker, surpassing Sir Ian Botham’s previous record of 383 wickets

Full Scoreboard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/west-indies-v-england-2015/engine/match/766929.html

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