Spectacular Hope gives Windies historic win

Joe Root reacts in frustration after being dismissed by Shannon Gabriel on the fourth day of the second Test

Shai Hope led the West Indies to a remarkable five-wicket victory over England in the second Test on Tuesday as he became the first batsman to score two hundreds in a first-class match at Headingley.

It signalled a coming-of-age for Hope, who averaged just 18.61 in his previous 21 Test innings, but lined up England's attack superbly to follow up his first-innings 147 - his maiden century - with a hundred off 175 balls. Micro blogging site Twitter was abuzz with tweets pouring in appreciating West Indies' victory.

SCORES: England 258 all out & 490 for 8 declared. "For us, we have 317 runs to make tomorrow and we've still got to believe that we can win the game", he contended.

This was West Indies first victory in England in 17 years.

It was also the West Indies' first win in England since 2000 and their fourth-highest successful chase in Test history.

Stuart Broad had a hand in both wickets to fall on the final morning at Headingley - literally in the case of a freakish run out of Kyle Hope - but Kraigg Brathwaite escaped two dropped catches to continue his outstanding match. We fought really hard, we knew we needed this win to keep alive the series.




The Windies opener had only four to his name when he edged Stuart Broad to first slip and although the ball flew to Cook, it is a chance he would usually snaffle.

The home side did not bowl as consistently as they might have wished with Chris Woakes, Stokes and Moeen Ali proving expensive at times and aside from the first hour, England's bowlers found less from a fifth-day pitch than they might have expected.

Stuart Law was a proud Windies coach after his side rallied from their Edgbaston nightmare to beat England in the second Test at Headingley.

They ultimately took the game away from the West Indians after tea on the fourth day. Hope was the more fluent and stylish, his half-century coming off just 70 deliveries compared to the 98 balls it took Brathwaite, but both played straight, the recipe for success on a pitch with uneven bounce, and took advantage of scoring opportunities when they presented themselves.

Blackwood, who uppercut Broad for six, tried to win the match in style but, having removed his helmet, he was stumped off Ali for 41, having put on a vital 74 with Shai Hope.

Watch live coverage of the third Test between England and Windies on Sky Sports Cricket with over-by-over commentary and in-play video clips on our live match day blog, available across Sky Sports digital platforms, from 10am on Thursday, September 7.

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