Astonishing

Brilliant

Were the words used to describe this outstanding performance by the West Indies, as they chased down 322 runs set by England.

On Day 4 the England skipper called his troops as they declared on 480/8, setting a target of 322 runs to win for the West Indies. At Stumps, the Windies were 5/0.

After an unsteady start on Day 5 and some dropped catches from Alastair Cook, it was up to Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope to consolidate the innings, Brathwaite fell to Ali after scoring a crucial 95 runs. Hope went on to score his second century in the Test Match, becoming the first player to score two First Class Hundreds at Headingley.

West Indies won by 5 Wickets, thus leveling the series to 1 – 1

“I just put my hand up and do it for the team” Shai Hope

“Disappointed i couldn’t get a Hundred but Í’m very happy we won” Kraigg Brathwaite

Score Card:

1st Innings – England : 258 all out – Ben Stokes 100

1st Innings – West Indies: 427 all out – Shai Hope 147 and Kraigg Brathwaite 134

2nd Innings – 490/8 declared – Moeen Ali 84

2nd Innings – 322/5 – win – Shai Hope 118*


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