Watch: Jason Holder kneels down England with four wickets in four balls

Jason Holder became the first West Indian male cricketer to have picked a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game

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In what turned out to be a cracker of a contest, West Indies managed to beat England in the fifth and final T20I and thus, won the five-match T20I series by 3-2. It was Jason Holder who produced an exceptional performance with the ball.


The pacer went on to create history as he picked four wickets in four balls. He became the first West Indian male cricketer to have picked a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game. As a matter of fact, he got his double hat-trick in the final over of the second innings.

Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Pollard-led side got to 179. It was their captain Kieron Pollard who led from the front and scored 41 off just 25 deliveries. On the other hand, England kept on losing wickets at regular intervals during the second innings. Barring James Vince (55) and Sam Billings (41), none of their batters really stood up as England were bowled out for 162.

"A classic finish, wasn't the best start, but I just wanted to stay in the game. Did not work well yesterday, but was totally the opposite tonight. I was a bit disappointed with the no-ball, I look to be disciplined, but then to get the next five balls perfectly was nice. Was just pumped up. A lot of hard work, can improve on my death bowling, add some variations," said Jason Holder after the completion of the match.


It is to be noted that the bowling all-rounder not only won the player of the match award but also won the player of the series award. He also said that he was happy to be given the responsibility. "But I'm gaining confidence and so is the captain in me. Bowling the last over tonight just added to it, I'm happy that I was given the responsibility. I am feeling good about my role in the team, I pass on my experience, pride myself as a complete team player, just want to put my hand up, even when I'm not bowling, I can share a few things with the younger lot. A lot of thanks to the management and the staff," he added.

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