West Indies vs England 1st Test Day 3: Holder, Dowrich star as England set 628 to win

Jason Holder 202 not out West Indies England 1st Test Day 3 Barbados cricket

Jason Holder is over the moon after scoring his maiden double hundred

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Captain Jason Holder struck a career-best 202 not out and Shane Dowrich made an unbeaten 116 as the West Indies set England a mammoth total of 628 to win on the third day in Barbados.

Starting off the day on 127/6, Holder and Dowrich converted their seven-run partnership into an unbeaten 295-run stand, during which Holder registered his maiden double century and Dowrich his hundred.

England tried to do everything in their power to break the partnership, but all their efforts went in vain.

With England not being able to get a breakthrough, they could do nothing but watch as Holder and Dowrich piled on the runs and increased their side’s lead.

Upon bringing up his double hundred, Holder decided to declare with his side on 415/6, which set England 628 to win.

Holder finished on 202, which came off 229 balls and included 23 boundaries and eight sixes, while Dowrich remained undefeated on 116, which came off 224 deliveries and included 11 boundaries and a six.

Shane Dowrich 116 not out West Indies England 1st Test Day 3 Barbados cricket

Shane Dowrich is delighted upon bringing up his third Test century

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Moeen Ali was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Ben Stokes snapped up two and Sam Curran claimed one.

Chasing 628 to win, England got off to a solid start as openers Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings amassed an unbeaten 56-run partnership before stumps was called.

Burns ended up making 39, which came off 63 balls and included eight boundaries, while Jennings remained unbeaten on 11.

England ended day three on 56/0 and will continue batting on Saturday at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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