Local hero Jason Holder took four wickets in successive balls during a dramatic last over as West Indies thumped England in the fifth and final T20 international at the Kensington Oval on Sunday for a 3-2 series win.
Chasing 180, only James Vince got going for England with the bat as he scored 55 runs off 35 balls. Sam Billings also chipped in with 41 from 28 deliveries, but it did not prove enough as West Indies kept taking wickets at regular intervals. The Men in Maroon ultimately restricted the English side for 162, winning the series decider by 17 runs.
Earlier, captain Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell played unbeaten knocks of 41 and 35 to help West Indies post 179/4 in their stipulated 20 overs. For England, Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone returned with two wickets each.
Brief Scores: West Indies 179/4 (Kieron Pollard 41*) beat England 162 all out (James Vince 55, Sam Billings 41; Jason Holder 5-27, Akeal Hossain 4-30) by 17 runs
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
The Jason Holder Oval
— Carlos Brathwaite (@CRBrathwaite26) January 30, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) January 31, 2022
2nb . W W W W
What a final over by Jason Holder 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) January 31, 2022
Jason Holder not only takes the first ever hattrick by a West Indian in T20 Internationals, but just for an exclamation mark, takes FOUR IN FOUR to earn West Indies a 3-2 series win over England. Scenes in Bridgetown! #WIvENG pic.twitter.com/ZgHtHmtXA6
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) January 30, 2022
In case you missed it, Jason Holder is the first West Indies player to take T20I hattrick 🔥 https://t.co/DFjn3i6hl3
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) January 31, 2022
Jason Holder is a superstar, double hattrick to seal the series. Match winner across formats, was a travelling reserve first and then was slotted in the T20 squad for World Cup. Underrated.#WIvENG #WIvsENG
— Manoj Dimri (@manoj_dimri) January 30, 2022
To the old British lady who mocked my JASON HOLDER chant at Kensington Oval yesterday – That 4 wickets in 4 balls from JASON HOLDER is for you. Enjoy that as much as you enjoy losing the series 3-2. Hold for that. Top class @Jaseholder98 , well deserved 👌🏼
— Chris Date (@ChrisDate10) January 30, 2022
HATTRICK for JASON HOLDER.
At his home ground, Kensington Oval.
What a game. #WIvENG
— Kaushik (@_CricKaushik_) January 30, 2022
This is the first time where both opening bowlers of a team took 4+ wickets in a T20I innings (full members).
Akeal Hosein 4/30
Jason Holder 5/27#WIvENG
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) January 31, 2022
Never forget @windiescricket had Jason Holder as a reserve for the last T20 World Cup! The man is a goddamn match winner in any form of cricket!
— Father of Zane (@FigaroKeegan) January 30, 2022
— Praveen (@praveen_5654) January 31, 2022