West Indies captain Jason Holder says his rivalry with England’s Ben Stokes will continue throughout the series after dismissing him on second day of Test.
Jason Holder took 6-42 to help bowl England out for 204 at Southampton.
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“It was good to get his wicket and hopefully I can get it a few more times,” Jason Holder told BBC Sport.
“I’m sure we’ll have a good rivalry over these next couple of weeks, as we’ve had in the past.”
West Indies reached 57-1 – trailing by 147 – before bad light ended play early.
Jason Holder is ranked as the number one all-rounder in Test cricket, one place above Stokes, who in April was named Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world.
“He’s a competitor, a really good cricketer,” Holder said. “I’m sure he’ll be in my face when we come to bat.”
The wicket of Stokes – caught behind for 43 – was Holder’s first in a burst of 3-1 in 14 deliveries as he claimed his sixth five-wicket haul in 10 Tests.
“It feels good,” Holder said.
“It’s a proud moment to take six wickets against England.”
“I really want to make some runs. My Test is far from over. I still have a massive contribution to make with the bat.”
With the weather set to improve on Friday, West Indies could have better batting conditions.
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“We are in an ideal position,” said Holder. “It was important that we kept our wickets in hand. The evening would have been a really good opportunity for England to get into our middle order.
“Going into the third day with nine wickets in hand is very good for us.”
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