Holder joins Shakib, Border in elite club

After smashing an epic career’s first double ton against England in Bridgetown Test, Windies skipper has joined in an unique all-round club.

Holder slammed 202* runs from 229 deliveries. ©Getty Images


Holder is only the sixth cricketer to score a double century and take ten wickets (in a match) in Test career. The other five names are: Wasim Akram, Vinoo Mankad, Ian Botham, Allan Border and Shakib Al Hasan. Only Akram, Border and Holder have done it as captains.

Holder devastated England bowlers in the second innings when he came to the crease at score of 120/6. He raced to a 99-ball century, his third in Test career. Soon, he completed his maiden double hundred in 229 balls, the second-fastest 200 by a Caribbean behind Chris Gayle’s 221-ball effort. The Windies skipper hit 23 fours and 8 sixes for his 202* as he put on 295-run stand with Shane Dowrich (116*) for the seventh-wicket.

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Windies set England a target of 628 runs and bundled them out for 246 runs to clinch 381-run victory. Holder was adjudged Man of the Match.

The Barbados-born all-rounder took his only ten-wicket haul in a match against Bangladesh in Kingston last year. He grabbed 11 wickets for 103 runs in that game.

Pakistan’s Akram has five ten-fors in a match and one double century. India’s Mankad has two 200s and 10-fors each. English great Botham took four ten-fors and scored one double hundred. Border of Australia scored two double tons and took ten wickets in a match once.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib first took ten wickets in a match against Zimbabwe in Khulna in 2014. In 2017, he scored his maiden double hundred – 217 vs New Zealand in Wellington. He took a ten-for against Australia in Dhaka in the same year.

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