Windies skipper Jason Holder has hailed the team’s strong self-belief following a tight seven-run win over Bangladesh to level the three-game ODI series on Wednesday.
Despite heroics from Shimron Hetmyer, who blasted 125 runs off 93 deliveries to push the team to 271, Bangladesh looked in the driving seat after fifties for Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al-Hasan left the team needing 14 from two overs.
Holder led by example, however, defending seven runs in his final over as Windies scored the crucial series-levelling win.
“We just had to hang in there and believe in ourselves,” Holder said following the match.
“Bangladesh came at us hard and credit to them for the way they batted at the top. But we didn’t give up and it really sets things up for the final match.”
Holder removed Mushfiqur Rahim (68 off 67 balls) with the first delivery before restricting Mosaddek Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza for a three-run triumph.