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Best of the west! Jason Holder applauds Windies grit in England win

West Indies captain Jason Holder eulogised his team s gritty fightback on Day Four of the first Test against England, saying it was, by far the best effort he has seen from the side under his leadership. The West Indies took five wickets for just 30 runs to leave England at 284 for eight at stumps on Day Four. The effort from the pacers, late in the day, proved decisive in their four-wicket win on Sunday with Jermaine Blackwood making a match-winning 95. Yesterday s effort was by far the best effort I ve seen from this group. And not only the bowlers the fielders kept running round, getting through the overs, and we all kept our energy up right throughout the day, Holder said in the post-match media interaction on Sunday. The reason I say that it was the best day for me is down to the fact that every single time I asked for effort from those bowlers, no one said no, I can t, I m too tired. They just kept running in. At that stage when Stokesy [Ben] and Zak [Crawley] were batting, the game started to look a little bit less likely for us to win. We knew we couldn t lose we backed ourselves not to lose but we wanted to win the game, and we knew how important it was for us to win. The famous win on Sunday was West Indies s first in the opening Test of an away series in almost 13 years. Holder led from the front, taking a career-best six wicket-haul in the first innings. We ve had so many dark days in the past that we understand moments in the game that we need to seize. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates. Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

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