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Windies record remarkable win over England

West Indies batsman Shai Hope became the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The West Indies produced a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years with a five-wicket victory in a thrilling match, at Headingly, England on Tuesday August 29, 2017.

The nerveless Shai Hope led them to their target of 322, becoming the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite had earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four.

Aided by Jermaine Blackwood's 41, Hope hit the winning runs to finish on 118.

Victory for the tourists - which looked unlikely at the start of day five, particularly given their heavy defeat in the first Test - ties the series at 1-1 before the decider at Lord's from 7-11 September.

In scoring the 317 further runs they required on day five, West Indies completed the 20th highest successful fourth-innings chase in Test history, and third highest in England.

Hope entered this Test with an average of 18 after 11 matches, but leaves it having set one of the most long-awaited records in cricket history - this was the 534th first-class match played at Headingley.

His 147 in the first innings was sublime. His second century, in the context of the match, was even better - a nerveless knock, filled with sweetly timed cover drives, deft clips off his legs and resolute defence.

This was not just a coming of age but a performance for the ages, the 23-year-old's turnaround from his pained display at Edgbaston reflective of his side's stirring comeback from the ignominy of losing 19 wickets in a day.

6 Responses to “Windies record remarkable win over England”

  • ................ (30/08/2017, 10:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Charley Rose (30/08/2017, 11:55) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to the entire West Indies cricket team for a job well done. The team has made us feel proud. It shows our Colonial Masters that we are a force to be reckoned with. The entire Caribbean was in jubilation as the under dog West Indies defeated the powerful English team in their own backyard. I do hope tat they will not be too complacent. Well done team and go on winning.
  • Caramel (30/08/2017, 14:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to the Windies Team. Keep the Pressure on.
  • A PROUD BVISLANDER.. (30/08/2017, 16:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • BigupWI (31/08/2017, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations, West Indies Team. When you win the entire West Indies unite. This just shows you that together, we can be a region to be reckoned with. Big UP, W.I.

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