With his second dismissal of Ben Stokes in the ongoing first Test against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Windies skipper Jason Holder has bagged a unique feat while also equalling the feat of former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan.
Holder, for the second time in the Southampton opener, dismissed England's stand-in skipper Stokes, drawing that outside edge of the angled-in delivery down towards the off. Stokes edged it off to the fielder at slip and hence was once again denied of a half-century in the opener.
With the wicket, Holder went atop in the list of captains dismissing captains in each of the innings of a Test the most times. This was the third time in his career that Holder dismissed the opposition skipper both times in a Test match. He surpassed R Benaud, Gary Sobers and Shakib Al Hasan to take the top spot.
Meanwhile, this was also the 15th time his Test career that Holder dismissed the opposition captain in a Test match, equalling the feat of legendary all-rounder Imran Khan, standing only three behind leader Benaud.
Earlier in the opening innings, Holder finished with a six-wicket haul, the second time in his career, to help West Indies reduce the hosts to 204 before the visitors managed a 100-plus lead with their score of 318. His figures of 6 for 42 also surpassed his previous Test-best of 6-59 against Bangladesh at Kingston two years back.
Talking about the second innings of England, half-centuries from Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley helped England nudge ahead of West Indies by a 150-run lead.