Holder Looking For Further Improvement
Fresh from taking four for 13 in the first One-Day International, West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder is searching for improvement, both for himself, and the team ahead of the second game in the five-match series.
Although his burst with the new ball reduced Pakistan to 47 for five, the tourists bounced back to win the opening match after West Indies were bowled out for 98 chasing 225.
The 21-year-old was playing just his fourth ODI but proved too hot for the Pakistan top order to handle, bowling Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez.
"I am very pleased about the performance," Holder said. "I felt good running in and I was able to put the ball exactly where I wanted.
"Obviously we did not get the result we wanted but I think the guys will be looking to bounce back, while I will be looking to continue the same form by putting the Pakistanis under pressure early."
Rain briefly interrupted the first match, forced both teams to cancel their Monday training sessions and more is forecast for the second game tonight (16th July).
Nevertheless, Holder hopes the rain stays away and that his team can bounce back.
“It was a good pitch to bowl on especially after it dried out," Holder said. "I was happy with the bounce and movement I got. Once you find the ideal length, you would enjoy bowling on it. It spun in the second half and like I said, it is not a bad pitch. We just need to apply ourselves a bit more and get the runs.
"At the beginning of the day, if someone had told me I would have such remarkable figures I would take it on any given day.
"It is just about me being consistent from here onwards and hopefully the team dong well. Now that I got four wickets I will look to raise the bar and look for my first five-for."
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