Hope leads West Indies to stunning win over England

Hope leads West Indies to stunning win over England

They have to be fair and consistent over the five days so the fact there had been no issues with the light on the previous four days helped West Indies. But my criticism was fair and just. We've come up playing a lot of cricket together for Barbados.

"If you're not on it and you don't play up to your best then they have the ability to turn you over and that's exactly what they did to us this week".

"It's nothing that I didn't expect from them".

"In my time watching, playing and commentating on Test cricket I can not think of a bigger upset when taking into account the low expectations for a team with a horrendous away record who had subsided to a three-day defeat only the week before". I say let him be. "West Indies showed us what length to bowl".

"From the week at Edgbaston to now I've never seen such a turnaround in sport", he told the BBC. "Character and guts. Congratulations to Shai Hope and the entire team". I'm happy if my words had an impact. "I don't think anyone shirks their work or what's required of them so to have all the preparation pay off feels really, really good". The duo negated the England attack just like they did in the first innings and Shai also reached his half-century, taking only 69 deliveries for it.

Only Australia, with 404 for three back in 1948, had made more to win in the fourth innings of a Headingley Test.

Hope became the first player to score two centuries at Headingley in a first-class game after 127 years of cricket at the famous ground. But he must build on this.

Kyle Hope has had a tough start to his Test career and fortune was not on his side today.

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It was not a flawless Test match by the West Indies by any means.

There were so many times when the Windies looked doomed - such as at 35-3 in their first innings and particularly after tea on Monday when Moeen Ali's assault drained their spirit. Hope was equally effective on the backfoot, smacked anything offered on the pads and didn't get bogged down a despite a few misses. The same goes for the team.

"It's credit to them for the way they came back after last week", he said. Nonetheless, Brathwaite's dismissal must have surely ignited more energy in the camp, and they will fight hard in the evening session. Enjoy the moment, sure, but be prepared.

A match which ebbed and flowed, bemused and befuddled; featuring enough dropped catches for even Monty Panesar to blush, and the guilty parties being some of the most decorated players on the field. But brisk fifties from Joe Root (72) and Ben Stokes (58), following up his first-innings score of exactly 100, plus a 61 from Dawid Malan laid the platform for Moeen's late-order assault. "The first two days, we weren't as good as we can be", he said.

Yet Root insists he will not shy away from attacking declarations in the future if it gives his team the opportunity to win a Test. It was spinning. It was the fifth day.

'His bat goes down to mid-on rather than down the pitch and he's missing straight balls. It means that more than 95 per cent of the times the fielding team will not lose after a team is asked to get 300 plus, especially if they need those runs on the last day.

It was a wonderful victory, a magnificent Test match, and a terrific advert for the game's greatest format.