WI vs England: Holder smashes double ton- Here're records scripted
West Indies captain Jason Holder produced one of the best Test innings in recent times to floor England in the ongoing Test in Barbados. Holder hit a sensational double ton to help his side set a mammoth target of 628 runs for England. He was supported by Shane Dowrich (116*). Earlier, West Indies bundled England for only 77. Here're the records scripted by Holder.
Batting first, West Indies scored 289/10 with Shimron Hetmyer scoring 109-ball 81. In reply, England were bowled out for a dismal total of 77. Kemar Roach picked up a five-for. In second innings, Windies managed to get to 415/6 (declared) and England are at 56/0.
Holder scored his first ever double ton in Tests and a third career century. Holder also became the third player in Test cricket to score a double century batting at number eight. His 229-ball 202* is the second fastest Test double century against England. Former New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle (153 balls) holds the record of the fastest double ton against the Three Lions.
The 628-run target set by Windies is the highest by the side in their history. Their previous highest was 617 versus England in Georgetown in 1930. Holder hit the most number of sixes in an innings, among Windies batsmen, against England (8). Holder and Dowrich stitched a 295-run stand for the seventh wicket. It's the third highest partnership in Tests for the seventh wicket.
Holder and Dowrich became only the second pair in Test cricket to be involved in hundred-run partnerships for the sixth, seventh and eighth wickets. The two players joined the South African pair of Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener, who had earlier achieved this. Holder is now the only second Windies skipper after Brian Lara to score more than England's innings in the same Test.
Holder amassed the second fastest double hundred for WI in Tests. Chris Gayle (221 balls) holds the record. He achieved the same against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2010. Holder (229 balls) went past former legend Gordon Greenidge (232 balls). Greenidge had notched the feat against England at Lord's (1984). Holder's 202* is also the highest individual score by a number eight Windies batsman.