Holder says Windies can bounce back vs Aussies

Australia, leading the two-match series 1-0, closed on 258-4 with Steven Smith smashing 135 not out. Pacer Jerome Taylor, who has an outstanding Test record in Jamaica, took 3-18 off 15 overs.

Holder ended with 1-47.

“It is realistic [to bowl out Australia twice]. Hopefully we get some early wickets with the new ball and our spinners can get some turn by days three and four,” Holder said in a live television interview at the end of the day.

Smith, who has struck five centuries in his last six Tests, said there was swing for the quicker bowlers in the opening exchanges. He added that morning moisture made the ball grab on the batting surface early on the opening day.

“The ball was swinging around a little bit, a bit of seam and it was a little bit tacky, so when they hit the deck quite hard it was sitting on the wicket. It was difficult initially but it got easier as the day went on,” he said.


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