‘Jason Holder making Tim Paine proud’ – Fans troll West Indies after they lose 3 reviews in 3 overs against England
Some fans even pointed out that the visitors were only aiming to waste some time by taking those reviews.
Updated - Jul 20, 2020 5:11 pm
England, aiming to level the three-match series 1-1, flagged off the first Test at Manchester in style as they amassed a mammoth 469-run total on the scoreboard. Dom Sibley (120) and Ben Stokes (176) flaunted grit and resilience to ensure that the hosts post a dominant total on the board and put visitors West Indies under pressure.
In response, the Jason Holder-led side kept losing wickets at regular intervals but Sharmarh Brooks (68) and Roston Chase (51) ensured that the Caribbean men cross the 200-run mark in their first innings. In the end, West Indies were cleaned up for 287 by England.
As the Test has progressed on the final day, England are currently trying their best to rule out the possibility of a draw. On Day 5, Ben Stokes again rose to the occasion to cream another half-century and steer England to 129/3. Joe Root declared their second innings and set a challenging target of 312 for West Indies to win.
Carrying on his stupendous form, Stokes hogged the limelight on the final day as he remained unbeaten on 78 off 57 with four fours and three sixes. However, on the other hand, Stokes’ contemporary and West Indies skipper Jason Holder was criticised for his atrocious reviews on Day 5 at Old Trafford.
It was looking like the West Indies side was desperate for wickets and in the process, they lost three reviews in three overs, inviting criticism from many fans. Some fans even pointed out that the visitors were only aiming to waste some time by taking those reviews.
Two of them were pitching way outside leg
It all started in the 15th over when the West Indies side thought that they had trapped Stokes in front. Holder, who was also the bowler, took the review only to find out that the ball was pitching way outside leg.
The same was repeated in the next over bowled by Alzarri Joseph. Skipper Jason Holder took the second review and the ball was pitching outside leg yet again, leading fans to accuse the Caribbean side of time-wasting. Even the commentary panel burst into laughter after witnessing the horror LBW reviews.
West Indies carried on their affair with failed reviews as they took it again in the 17th over bowled by skipper Holder. On the first ball, they thought that batsman Ollie Pope was LBW after he tried to flick the ball but missed it in the process. However, the Ultra Edge, in the review, showed a spike, indicating that bat was involved in the process.
Jason Holder and his troops, despite delivering an impressive performance in the first Test at Southampton, were criticised for their antics on the final day of the second Test.
Here’s how the fans reacted:
— James (@Surreycricfan) July 20, 2020
That review from Holder was all about using up two minutes in case bad light becomes a factor later. Probably.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) July 20, 2020
Some of Jason Holder's reviews a very good advert for idea of unlimited reviews per team per Test, with say a 5 run penalty for every incorrect review
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) July 20, 2020
Excellent review from Jason Holder there (about a metre outside leg) – Day 5 time wasting at its finest.
— Angus Oliver (@angusoliver) July 20, 2020
Haha I think that’s the worst review I’ve ever seen in cricket from Jason Holder there 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NKrFJp4iFr
— Jon Bell (@jonbell84) July 20, 2020
The ball was clearing pitching way outside and it hit Ben Stokes on thighs, still Jason Holder took the review. Umpire and commentators were laughing too after this strange review.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 20, 2020
Another inexplicable review to waste time. I am a huge fan of Jason Holder. But this is poor form.
— Ben Long (@LongyWTID) July 20, 2020
Jason Holder and the art of the time-wasting review….
— Derek Pringle (@derekpringle) July 20, 2020
Jason Holder is arguably the best player in world cricket right now. But he will never do anything better than review purely so we can all watch Ben Stokes cop it in the cock. #ENGvWI
— Matt Bellotti (@MCMattSally) July 20, 2020
Holder taking a review to eat up the 2 minutes but did he wait for the entire 15 seconds before going up for the review?#ENGvWI
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) July 20, 2020
Jason Holder holding England back with some excellent reviews.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 20, 2020
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) July 20, 2020
I imagine this is Richard Kettlebrough reaction every time Jason Holder goes for a review… pic.twitter.com/G2EugURA5m
— Pilkz. (@PolkyPls) July 20, 2020
Another review 😭😂
Wel Done Captain Holder 👏
— 𝒿𝑒𝑒𝓉 . (@Subhrajeet_vk18) July 20, 2020