Jason Holder, West Indies all-rounder on Monday became the first men’s player from his country to take a T20I hat-trick. He achieved the feat in the fifth and final T20I against England at the Kensington Oval. The bowler took a hat-trick in the final over of England’s innings as the Three Lions were chasing 180.
Jason Holder prized the scalps of Chris Jordon, Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, and Saqib Mahmood to register a double hat-trick. Jason Holder’s fifer and Akeal Hosein’s four-wicket haul helped West Indies defeat England by 17 runs in the fifth and final T20I at the Kensington Oval on Monday.
Jason Holder Picked 4 Wickets In As Many Balls To Register Career Best Figure Of 5/27 In The 5th T20I Against England
Jason Holder’s sensational run in the T20I series against England concluded on a thumping note as he picked four wickets in as many balls, registering his best figures in the shortest format 5/27 bettering 4/7, which he took in the first match of the series.
England required 20 runs off the final over to win the series decider at the Kensington Oval in Barbados and Jason Holder was given the responsibility with the ball. It didn’t start well for the tall pacer as he overstepped but the good thing for the hosts was that the pure batsman Sam Billings was off-strike.
The 30-year old was able to keep Chris Jordan quiet on Free Hit and then dismissed him on the next ball as the England pacer failed to connect the slower full toss and hit straight into the hands of Hayden Walsh. Sam Billings too got out on the next ball in his bid to target the shorter boundary but the ball was pitched outside off stump and Walsh completed another simple catch.
Jason Holder then dismissed Adil Rashid on the fourth delivery of the over, a cross-seam delivery bowled outside off and the batsman handed a simple catch to Odean Smith, who ran to his left at deep square-leg and the hometown boy had a hat-trick to his name but he wasn’t done yet. He clean bowled Saqib Mahmood on the penultimate delivery of the over and he completed his fifer, his first in the shortest format.
Adil Rashid had earlier become England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals, returning 2-17 to peg back West Indies before Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell guided their side to 179-4 with an unbroken stand of 74.
Jason Holder Picked 15 Wickets In 5 T20Is Against England
While he became the first bowler from the island nation, it was the 27th hat-trick overall in the men’s T20Is. Jason Holder became the fourth Windies bowler to take a fifer in T20Is as he finished with 15 wickets in 5-match series as the hosts prevailed in an enthralling series by a margin of 3-2. West Indies now travel to India for a 6-match white-ball series including three ODIs and as many T20Is.
With this win, West Indies won the five-match series 3-2. Chasing 180, only James Vince got going for England with the bat as he played a 55-run knock from 35 balls. Sam Billings also chipped in with a 41-run inning, but it did not prove enough as West Indies kept on taking wickets at regular intervals.
Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein were the standout performers and the duo ensured that the hosts end up winning the series. Earlier, Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell played unbeaten knocks of 41 and 35 to help West Indies post 179/4 in the allotted twenty overs. For England, Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone returned with two wickets each.