Cricket: West Indies’ Shai Hope makes history in thrilling Test win over England

West Indies’ Shai Hope makes history in thrilling Test win over England

England 258 & 490-8 dec, West Indies 427 & 322-5 .  West Indies won the second Test by five wickets
Shai Hope
Photo: Shai Hope turns the ball to fine-leg on the way to his second century of the Test at Headingley in which West Indies beat England by five wickets. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

Hope triumphed over expectation in an enthralling final day on the magical, capricious turf of Headingley. West Indies brilliantly cruised past their victory target of 322, set by Joe Root on Monday, with five wickets and 28 balls to spare.   

Their helmsman was Shai Hope, who with his fellow Bajan, Kraigg Brathwaite, forged the critical partnership, just as they had done in the first innings of a magnificent Test match. Hope struck his second century of the game, a feat that had never been achieved at Headingley in 533 first-class matches. In itself this was remarkable but of far greater importance for the West Indies camp was a performance and a result that gives joy and hope to the legions of cricket lovers in the Caribbean.

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  • bernard  On August 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm


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