1st Test: Holder, Chase Create History, As West Indies Conquer England By 381 Runs

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| January 27 , 2019 , 15:42 IST

Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase shines with the ball as he picked up eight wickets in West Indies's historic 381 runs win over England in the first Test in Barbados on Saturday.

The Windies spinner stunned English team as Joe Root's team lost all 10-wickets in a single day. Chase in the process also picked up Test-best figures.

Before Chase spun his web around the England batsmen in their second innings, it was Windies captain Jason Holder who slammed a magnificent double century (202 runs off 229 deliveries) to help Windies set a massive target for England.

It is learnt that the hosts set a mammoth target of 628 runs which was never going to be an easy task to achieve for the English team.

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Jason Holder in the process equalled Sir Don Bradman's feat by becoming only the second batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a double century in the second innings of a Test match while batting at No.6 or a lower position. Only the legendary Sir Donald Bradman managed to achieve the feat before him when he scored 237 runs against England at MCG in 1937.

West Indies, rank underdogs in the three-match series, bowled out England for 246 in the second innings after dismissing them for 77 in the first.

The England top-order all got starts in the second innings but only opener Rory Burns (84) turned it into a big score.

West Indies captain Jason Holder was also named man of the match after his unbeaten second innings knock of 202.

Speaking to media the Windies captain said, "Really good test match for me personally. To come back the way I've come back I'm really pleased."

"I've put in a lot of hard work over the last couple of months trying to get myself back to full fitness. I've had a lot (of emotion) bottled up for a long time," he added.