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Holder wants 300-plus scores


Holder wants 300-plus scores

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VISAKHAPATNAM – After watching India’s batting juggernaut make a mockery of a 300-plus target in Guwahati last Sunday, West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his side to improve on that effort in order to challenge India in the second One-Day International here on Wednesday.

West Indies did well to pile up 322 in the opening ODI after 21-year-old Shimron Hetmyer blasted 106. However, Rohit Sharma (152 not out) and captain Virat Kohli (140) made light work of the run chase to win it for India with over eight overs remaining.

So even though pleased the Windies had scaled the rare heights of a score in excess of 300, Holder said it was important they bettered that performance, especially since India’s batting line-up knew no boundaries.

“We all see how the conditions can be here in India and the kind of scores you get here in limited-overs cricket are quite high,” Holder told a media conference. (CMC)

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