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Holder's double gives Windies early advantage

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Added 01 May 2015

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FAST BOWLER Jason Holder grabbed a double strike to give West Indies the advantage over England at lunch on the first day of the third and final Test against England at Kensington Oval today.

Holder removed Gary Balance (18) and Ian Bell (0) in successive overs after pacer Shannon Gabriel dislodged Jonathan Trott for a duck in the second over.

England, batting first after winning the toss, reached 71 for three at the interval with captain Alistair Cook unbeaten on 27 and Joe Root 19.

Holder has picked up two for 15 in six overs while Gabriel has one for six in four overs.

West Indies have handed 21-year-old Barbadian Shai Hope his debut Test cap.

His inclusion in the regional team comes after an outstanding season for Barbados Tridents in the inaugural Professional Cricket League in which he scored 628 runs at an average of 44.85.

West Indies have made three changes for the team that lost the second Test at the Grenada National Stadium last Saturday.

In addition to Hope, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and pacer Jerome Taylor have also been included.

Permaul takes the place of injured leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, while Taylor, who missed the second Test because of injury, replaces Kemar Roach. (HG)

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