LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: West Indies batsman Shai Hope (r) celebrates his century with Jermaine Blackwood during day five of the 2nd Investec Test Match between England and West Indies at Headingley on August 29, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Windies show Hope to stun England

The West Indies have stunned England at Headingley thanks to twin tons to Shai Hope and a significant contribution from Kraigg Brathwaite.

Hope created history by becoming the first batsman to score centuries in both innings at the ground, scoring 118 not out on the final day to help the Windies reach 5-322 with 28 balls to spare.

“Someone had to do it so I just put my hand up and did it for the team,” Hope said following the match.

His 147 in the first innings was his maiden Test century in 11 matches, while the support of Kraigg Brathwaite (134 and 95) also proved vital with the pair combining for stands of 246 and 144 in the win.

Joe Root was full of praise for the pair and Hope in particular.

“On the fifth day, against high-quality bowling on a used wicket. Great knock,” England captain Joe Root said.

England appeared out of the contest after surrendering a 169-run lead after the first innings, however, after managing to post 8/490 (dec) in it’s second innings, with half centuries from Mark Stoneman, Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, the pendulum appeared to have swung.

It wasn’t to be, however, as Hope, who batted for over five hours, ensured the Windies would register a famous win, just their fourth away from home in 80 matches.

The win means they have now tied the series at 1-1, an astonishing turnaround after losing the first Test by an innings and 209 runs inside three days.

“What a five days. After getting the kicking we did at Edgbaston, to get the boys back up to achieve what they’ve done these last five days, it’s a great effort,” West Indies coach Stuart Law said.

“I think it’s put a lot of doubters out there to bed.”

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