Jason Holder Praised The Performance Of Both The Teams After The Second ODI

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Yesterday, the thrilling match between Indian and Windies team tied at the end. What a ‘paisa-vasool’ match it was –  from Virat Kohli’s exceptional knock to Hetmyer’s and Shai’s thrilling performances, this match had it all.


The Men In Blue kick-started the match with a brilliant innings from the skipper and Ambatti Rayudu together, who took the score to 321 on the board. While Virat Kohli went on to score an unbeaten 157 runs, Ambatti Rayudu gave him a good company and scored a decent 73 runs.


Virat Kohli’s performance left everyone in awe of him as he became the fastest to score 10,000 in this format, breaking the records of legends.

While the Indian fans were still in awe, the Windies players’ Hetmyer and Shai literally fought back for the Windies and chased down the runs until the last ball to equal the runs. While Hetmyer went on to score 94 runs, smashing 7 sixes and 4 fours, Shai Hope scored 123 runs.


Post the match, the skipper of Windies team, Jason Holder appreciated the performance of both the teams and also congratulated the Indian skipper on achieving the milestone. He said :

“Really good game of cricket played by both teams. Congrats to Virat, played a brilliant knock and on getting to the 10000 milestone.

Shai Hope is a young talent and he played a magnificent knock. Unfortunately we didn’t get over the line, but still a lot of positives from this game. Also Shimron Hetmyer showed his consistency again and I felt it was a really good effort by the bowlers.”


Talking about his run-out, he added :

“My run-out and obviously Hetty was upset that he got out in a crucial stage when we had a very good chance. I said it at the start that we want one of our top four to stay there till the end, and it was very good to see Shai bat till the end.

Unfortunately we didn’t win the game, but like I said before there are a lot of positives. I thought it was around par (first innings total), and it’s very good to see that we had that in two consistent games in a row.”


Holder talked about how the team needs to work on certain areas, he expressed :

“Proud of the way the guys played and there are a couple of areas that we could improve. Sloppy fielding is something that we need to really improve on.

Obviously we could have picked a few more wickets in the middle overs. He (Obed McCoy) is one of those guys who has a lot of variations. Bowls those cutters and slower balls. Quite effective at that stage of the game and I like the way he handled himself in his maiden game. It’s really good to see him come in and perform that way.”

The next match between Windies and India will be held on 27th October and it will be interesting to see, which team will win the match.

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