I don’t feel any pressure, says skipper Holder after second Test loss against Pakistan

first_imgABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder has brushed aside suggestions that he is under “pressure” as a result of a series of losses by the regional side on its current tour of the United Arab Emirates.Holder’s declaration was made after West Indies conceded the three-match Test series to Pakistan yesterday on the heels of losing T20 and ODI series as well.Pakistan beat the Caribbean side by 133 runs with one match remaining, to hand them their eighth straight loss on their current tour.”No, I don’t feel any pressure. It is a young and inexperienced squad and it’s going to take time to get the results we are looking for,” Holder told reporters at the post-match news conference.”We have been in a position of inconsistency for the last number of years. So I don’t feel any pressure. I’m here to do a job. At the end of the day, I can only do the best that I possibly can.”Chasing 456 for victory, West Indies, who resumed the final day on 171 for four, were bowled out for 322 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Their 322 was the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting team to United Arab Emirates and the West Indies’ highest fourth-innings score against Pakistan.”We have not been on the better side of result in the recent past and it’s almost a decade we have been struggling,” said Holder.”We have taken steps and try to mend some younger faces into the team. It would take time for them to come in and nourish and develop.”Jermaine Blackwood batted brilliantly on the final day – scoring 95 off 127 balls with 11 boundaries.He added 63 for the fifth wicket with Roston Chase (20) and another 57 for the seventh wicket with wicketkeeper Shai Hope (41).”We have shown signs of improvement. We stretched the last game in Dubai. We have put ourselves into a position to win it, so we are seeing signs of progression, it’s just a matter of consistency here,” he said.”We have some young batsmen who have done well. We have Devendra Bishoo coming in the last game and taking eight wickets. Shannon Gabriel, in this game, five wickets. So we have seen signs of individual brilliance, it’s just a matter of putting together that strong collective effort and seizing the crucial moments of the game to push forward into a win.”The third and final Test between West Indies and Pakistan will be played in Sharjah from Sunday.last_img read more

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Leitner goal sees Norwich grab draw at Ipswich

first_img Ipswich looked set for a long-awaited win over Norwich 3 GREAT NEWS Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ EFL result There were two lengthy stoppages in the first-half goalless Norwich are 17th in the Championship table Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship ROUND-UP 3 Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place The draw means Ipswich still sit in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, one place above bottom club Reading, while Norwich climb to 17th.Play was held up in the 10th minute following a clash deep in Norwich territory when Ipswich’s Kayden Jackson collided with Canaries full-back Grant Hanley, who received attention for a cut face.Three minutes later Alex Tettey headed a Leitner free-kick over and in the 28th minute Jordan Rhodes – Norwich’s on-loan Sheffield Wednesday striker, once of Ipswich – clashed with home defender Luke Chambers and both required treatment.Five minutes later neat play between Jamal Lewis and Teemu Pukki led to Tettey firing narrowly wide of Ipswich goalkeeper Dean Gerken’s right hand post. Latest Championship News Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack stalemate Ipswich are still without a win this season, as well as a triumph over their local rivals Norwich since 2009, after playing out a 1-1 draw in the East Anglia derby at Portman Road.Gwion Edwards gave the home side a 57th-minute lead but Moritz Leitner pegged them back 14 minutes later. 3 The visitors drew level 10 minutes later when a shot from Leitner from just outside the penalty went through a crowd of players and into the Ipswich net.The away side threatened late on but the final chance fell to the home side in stoppage-time when a throw by full-back Jonas Knudsen fell to substitute Grant Ward, who fired wide. REPLY Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Pukki came close to opening the scoring when his shot glanced the outside of Gerken’s post, before on-loan Burnley striker Jonathan Walters struck the post of Norwich keeper Tim Krul with a 34th minute shot from just outside the penalty area.Eight minutes later Jordan Graham was booked for what referee Robert Jones ruled was a dive in the penalty area and just before the half-time whistle home midfielder Cole Skuse received a head injury following a challenge from defender Timm Klose. After receiving lengthy treatment he was replaced by Chelsea loanee Trevoh Chalobah.Ipswich were dominating the play and they deservedly took the lead in the 57th minute when Edwards’ shot was deflected in after Walters won a header in the penalty area.Edwards had a glorious chance to extend the home side’s lead just past the hour mark but his 20-yard shot drifted just wide. impact Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off last_img read more

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Learn to Build 14 Apps with Complete Android Developer Course for Just

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