Holder wants more from his bowlers


West Indies captain Jason Holder has demanded that his bowlers contribute more to the side after they went down in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Caribbean side were bowled out for 282 at the MCG on day four to lose the Test by 177 runs and concede the three-match series with one game to spare.

Holder said the bowlers need to stand up and be counted as the Aussies have racked up huge totals in both games so far.

The hosts posted 583 for four declared in the first match in Hobart, while the Aussies piled on 551 for three and 179 for three at the MCG.

Holder said after the second Test: "Our bowlers still need to be a lot more disciplined than we are at the moment. We need to find ways to control the game a lot more.

"Although the pitches have been very good for batting, we still have to find ways to contain the batsmen.

"We've been allowing them to score on both sides of the wicket, and we haven't been able to contain them and control the game thus far, having them run away at certain stages of the game."

The third and final Test of the series starts in Sydney on Sunday.