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West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder has often been seen chirping at the opposition batsmen when fielding. With his thin, squeaky voice, he has at times even disturbed the batter’s concentration.

One such sledging incident happened on Friday, in the second Test against Pakistan in Kingston. During Pakistan’s innings, before the last ball of the 55th over, bowled by Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder decided to sledge Mohammad Rizwan, who was new to the crease.

While fielding in the slips, the lanky West Indian all-rounder reminded Rizwan that he had dismissed him twice in the first Test. Jason Holder had some more verbal volleys to hurl down to the batter, while also motivating his bowler in the heat at Sabina Park.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan [Image-Getty]

Watch: Jason Holder sledges Mohammad Rizwan

Babar Azam, Fawad Alam script Pakistan’s fightback after early blows

The first session was won by the hosts inside just 4 overs when the opening pair struck thrice – two for Kemar Roach, one for Jayden Seales – for the score of just 2 runs. However, then, what followed was a terrific, valiant fightback by old guard Fawad Alam and skipper Babar Azam.

To release some pressure created by the West Indies pacers at the top, Babar went hard against them with a couple of wild slashes. Alam on the other end was streaky but both survived the first session.

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Pakistani batsman Babar Azam (L) plays a shot. Image- AFP PHOTO/AAMIR QURESHI

Both were compact in the second session, leaving the good balls outside off, and cashing on anything loose from the bowlers – full and straight deliveries were duly dispatched by the duo. The runs picked up so did the scoring rate.

Both the batsmen brought up their respective fifties in their 158-run stand before Alam limped off the field, retired hurt due to cramps after in the third session. Roach returned to strike again with the wicket of Babar Azam.

However, West Indies couldn’t make use of this inroad, as Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf steered the side unscathed any further till early stumps due to bad light.