West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder entered the record books with an emphatic effort to help his side secure a 17-run victory in the series-decider against England.
The former captain picked up four wickets in four balls in the last over to complete a double hat-trick. He became the first West Indian male cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20Is.
In the final over of the match, with England needed 20 runs to win, Jason Holder removed Chris Jordan, Sam Billings, Adil Rashid and Saqib Mahmood off consecutive deliveries to etch his name in the record books. He was certainly ecstatic with the efforts and was seen congratulated by everyone present in the stands including West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers.
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Chasing 180 runs set by West Indies riding on captain Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten 24-ball 41, England fell 17 runs short. James Vince and Sam Billings put the visiting side on the top, but the hosts bounced back well in time to pull off a series win by 3-2 margin. Jason Holder returned with five wickets while Akeal Hosein chipped in with four wickets.
“I just wanted to stay in the game” – Jason Holder on his record-breaking performance
An ecstatic Jason Holder was happy to put forward his contribution and help side secure a crucial win before they leave for India for another limited-overs assignment.
“A classic finish, wasn’t the best start, but I just wanted to stay in the game. Did not work well yesterday, but was totally opposite tonight. I was a bit disappointed with the no-ball, I look to be disciplined, but then to get the next five balls perfectly was nice. Was just pumped up, I love to play at Kensington Oval, we’ve the best fans in the world, credit to the English fans for coming in as well. A lot of hard work, can improve on my death bowling, add some variations. But I’m gaining confidence and so is the captain in me. Bowling the last over tonight just added to it, I’m happy that I was given the responsibility, Holder said at the end of the game.
Player of the match and the series, Jason Holder is happy with his role in the side and is excited to pass on the knowledge to the younger generations.
“I am feeling good about my role in the team, I pass on my experience, pride myself as a complete team player, just want to put my hand up, even when I’m not bowling, I can share a few things with the younger lot,” he concluded.