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Man of the Match Jason Holder Speaks to CWI Media

Man of the Match, West Indies Jason Holder
Man of the Match, West Indies' Jason Holder
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Windies captain Jason Holder spoke to CWI Media following his Man-of-the-Match performance in the win over Papua New Guinea at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.

The towering six-footer stood tall with a career-best 99 not out which hauled the Windies out of trouble at 58-4 in the 12th over.

They reached the victory target of 201-4, with 42 balls to spare and recorded their second consecutive win in Group A at Old Hararians Club.

The 26-year-old shared a match-winning, fifth-wicket stand of 143 with Shai Hope, who braved injury to score a stylish 49 not out.

Hope sustained the injury to his right leg when he was struck by a full toss while batting in the first match against United Arab Emirates.

Holder maintained his excellent allround form, as this knock followed up his five-wicket haul in the first round victory over United Arab Emirates at the same venue on Tuesday.

Earlier in the match the victory was set-up by seamer Carlos Brathwaite who had career-best figures of 10-2-27-5 as the spirited PNG side were bowled out for 200 off 42.4 overs.

PNG were at one stage 151-4 in the 34th over, when Brathwaite triggered a collapse as five wickets fell for 12 runs. He was well supported by left-arm spinner Nikita Miller with 2-25 off six overs.

The Windies next match is against Ireland on Saturday at Harare Sports Club. First ball is 9:30am (3:30am Eastern Caribbean Time/2:30am Jamaica Time).

FULL SQUAD

98. Jason Holder (Captain)
3. Jason Mohammed (Vice Captain)
70. Devendra Bishoo
26. Carlos Brathwaite
19. Sheldon Cotterell
45. Chris Gayle
2. Shimron Hetmyer
4. Shai Hope
17. Evin Lewis
33. Nikita Miller
5. Ashley Nurse
52. Rovman Powell
24. Kemar Roach
7. Marlon Samuels
60. Kesrick Williams

MATCH SCHEDULE

Start: 9:30am (3:30am Eastern Caribbean/2:30am Jamaica)
Tuesday, March 6: Windies beat UAE by 60 runs at Old Hararians
Thursday, March 8: Windies beat PNG by 6 wickets at Old Hararians
Saturday, March 10: vs Ireland at Harare Sports Club
Monday, March 12: vs Netherlands at Harare Sports Club
Thursday, March 15 to Friday, March 23: Super Six stage
Sunday, March 25: FINAL at Harare Sports Club