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We can still square the series—Holder

...Windies skipper seeks silver lining ahead of fourth ODI
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
West Indies captain Jason Holder, thirs from left, huddles with his team ahead of the 2nd Royal London One Day International match against England at Nottingham, England.

LONDON Captain Jason Holder believes West Indies can still take a share of the five-match One-Day International series against England despite losing two of the first three games.

Speaking following the Caribbean side’s 124-run defeat at Bristol on Sunday, Holder said the Windies needed to execute better in the remaining games in order to take something away from the rubber.

“Definitely we can still square the series but we’ve got to take it step by step,” Holder said.

“Our next encounter is at the Oval. It’s generally a pretty good surface there with some big boundaries. So we’ve got to be very spot on with our plans and make sure we execute them.”

West Indies were completely outplayed in the third ODI. Opting to bowl first, they allowed England to pile up 369 for nine off their 50 overs with Moeen Ali scoring England’s second fastest ever ODI hundred with 102 off 57 balls.

“We felt we were off to a decent start. We got the wickets with the new ball which we pride ourselves on.” Holder explained.

“Things started to leak a little bit then we pulled it back nicely with the couple wickets in the middle. We just didn’t finish off well in the end.”

West Indies clash with England tomorrow in the fourth ODI before closing out the series two days later in Southampton at the Ageas Bowl.

They opened the series last Tuesday with a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford in Manchester. The second game in Nottingham on Thursday was rained off after just 14 deliveries. (CMC)