West Indies pulled off a stunning final-day draw against England in the first Test match in Antigua thanks to a fabulous first hundred from all-rounder Jason Holder...
The 23-year-old Barbados Tridents star made an unbeaten 103 as the home side batted throughout the last day, finishing on 350-7 having been set by 438 to win by England captain Alastair Cook.
Holder, captain of the Windies One-Day International side and a key part of the Tridents' Caribbean Premier League plans for the summer, came in with the score on 189-6 as England closed in on their first Test win away from home since 2012.
But Holder smashed 15 fours in a brilliant 222-minute, 149-ball innings that announced him to the world as a genuine Test match-class all-rounder.
West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards heaped praise on the young man: "I like this Jason Holder fellow; he's going to be a magnificent cricketer.
"It was a marvellous effort from the West Indies. A lot of folks would have come here today expecting them to crumble."
Holder was superbly supported by Devon Smith, who struck 65 off 175 balls, and Guyana Amazon Warriors' Denesh Ramdin, as the captain hit 57 from 141 balls in an innings of great defiance and control.
Jamaica Tallawahs' Jermaine Blackwood had made his first Test hundred in the first innings, the 23-year-old hitting an unbeaten 112 as a new-look West Indies side under recently installed coach Phil Simmons showed plenty of signs of promise.
The second Test takes gets under way at St George's, Grenada, on Tuesday.