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Cricket news - Holder, Dowrich flatten England challenge

Both Holder and Dowrich scored half-centuries.

Shane Dowrich and Jason holder stroked a half centuries, and extended their seventh-wicket stand of 117 in England on the Mat, at the meeting on the morning of day 3. In a two-hour period of the game on Friday morning, the duo played risk-collect 110 runs to lead the power 449 cricket but still.

With the pitch easing a bit, James Anderson and Ben Stokes good channels are maintained, but struggled to make chances. With the ball worked, for simple single-and odd borders, the lower order batters were not required to press the scoring rate with rash strokes.

The scoreboard kept running, and the tired legs on the field began to reflect, with a couple of mis-fields. Holder, who had not been aggressive already, surpassing his batting partner, the fifty-run mark off just 60 balls. Once he had notched his ninth Test fifty, he has increased the entertainment quotient of his game, wipe Adil Rashid for a couple of huge sixes over the mid-wicket region. He followed her from tonking Sam Curran just on the ground for another six-pack.

Dowrich, who had come for the hosts, the cocoons were not asked at 61, 5, only took them out of troubled waters, but also in an impressive location. The 'Keeper, who was the slower of the two, brought up his half-century soon, whipped Curran for a border, by the mid-wicket region for a boundary. The duo scored on a 4 on in the session, Windies' score of 237 for 6 at lunch.

Brief Scores: Windies 289 (Shimron Hetmyer 81, Shai Hope, 57; James Anderson 5-46, Ben Stokes 4-59) & 237/ 6 (Jason holder 80*, Shane Dowrich 61*; Moeen Ali 3-60, Ben Stokes 2-52) lead England 77 (Keaton Jennings 17; Kemar Roach 5-17) by 449 runs.

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