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Looking forward to quarterfil against Kiwis: Holder

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

pier, March 15: Following their cricket World Cup Pool B game win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, West Indies skipper Jason Holder is looking forward to their quarterfil clash against New Zealand on March 21.

The West Indies grabbed the fourth spot from Pool B with six points -- the same as Ireland. But the Caribbean side went through to the fil-eight stage on better run-rate. They will face Pool A toppers New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

"New Zealand is obviously playing some very good cricket. We are looking forward to the clash against them," he added.

Opting to bowl first on Sunday, the West Indies started with a bang as man-of-the-match Holder struck thrice in quick succession, removing UAE's Andri Berrenger, Krishanchandran Karate and Amjad Ali.

"I am extremely pleased with our boys about how we played the game. It was a must-win situation for us and we were able to accomplish it," Holder said at the post-match presentation ceremony. "The ball came out really well for me at the start, also got some good bounce. I just concentrated on bowling in the right areas and that paid off pretty well," the 23-year-old said after finishing with figures of 4/27.

Speaking about how the pitch behaved at the start of the innings, he said: "It was a bit slow, but I was happy to get some movement." The skipper was well supported by pacer Jerome Taylor who claimed three for 36. IANS

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