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  • 30 Aug
    导出博客文章West Indies captain Jason Holder has praised Kraigg Brathwaite for showing the
    qualities we have been asking for in the dressing room during his 142 off 318
    balls, an innings in which he carried his bat and gave his team a 56-run lead in
    Sharjah.Holder went on to take three wickets early in Pakistans second innings,
    and they were four down before they wiped out the deficit. He put that
    performance down to the motivation Brathwaite had given West Indies, and
    predicted that the opener would go on to play 100 Tests.He showed great
    character, great composure, great faith, Holder said of Brathwaite. It was very
    inspirational for me and gave me the energy to go and do what we did in the
    end.I have played a lot of cricket with Brathwaite - Under-13, 15, 17 and 19,
    and now senior cricket. He has scored a lot of runs in junior cricket. He has
    already played 30-odd Test matches and he has been the mainstay in terms of
    opening partnerships. I have no doubt in Braithwaite, who has shown the world
    what he can bring. If he can remain consistent, he will definitely play 100-plus
    Test matches.After Brathwaite secured the lead, Holder consolidated the
    advantage by taking out Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan inside the first
    20 overs, reducing Pakistan to 41 for 3. They were ahead by only 31 at stumps,
    with six wickets in hand.We knew theres just limited time in the last session,
    so we wanted to just give it our all, Holder told Ten Sports. Fortunately for
    me, I was able to get some balls to lift off a good length, which took the edge
    or the gloves. Fortunately, we had some luck in this session. I think we put
    ourselves in a good position because of this session.When asked about offspinner
    Roston Chase bowling 13 of the first 39 overs in Pakistans second innings, while
    Devendra Bishoo bowled only two, Holder said the legspinner had a big job to do
    on the fourth day.As the pitch wears out, Bishoo will come into the picture. He
    has a big job to do for us tomorrow, Holder said. The plan is to just keep
    rotating bowlers.It was important to be disciplined and get wickets, and not
    allow them to get away from us with the runs. Roston was outstanding in the
    first innings. He has done a tremendous job for us since he has come into the
    team, so weve given him that responsibility.Holder was concerned about the
    bounce in the pitch, but said that if it did not become variable, a target of
    around 200 was achievable.Its important to keep them under pressure in the first
    hour. We just have to continue to maintain the intensity. We all have to really
    toil for the wickets. We are very happy with the situation but we need to start
    well tomorrow.
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