Jason Holder scores unbeaten 202 as Windies set England 628 to win first Test

Holder declared soon after he had smeared Keaton Jennings to the border to bring up a first 200 from 229 balls, great innings including 23 fours and 8 sixes and came during an not broken stand of 295 with Shane Dowrich (116no) pertaining to the 7th wicket.

The partnership powered Windies to 415-6 because England proceeded to go wicketless in Kensington Oval, a day time after they have been skittled meant for 77 as 18 wickets fell.

Holder’s rating is usually the third greatest by a No 8 batting player in Test cricket, at the rear of just Wasim Akram’s unbeaten 257 and Imtiaz Ahmed’s 209 for Pakistan, against Zimbabwe and New Zealand respectively.

The greatest successful run-chase at Kensington Oval may be the 311-9 obtained by Windies against Australia in 1998-1999, while England’s highest Test run chase remains the 332-7 chalked up against Australia in 1928-29.

The world-record Test run-chase is the 418 made by Windies against Australia in the year 2003.