Player of the Match
Player of the Match
108dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Shai Hope the hero in thrilling West Indies win

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope crafted an extraordinary tale for West Indies at Headingley, leading their side to a five-wicket win that helped them draw level in the series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SD Hope
147(253) 23x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 32 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
32 10 18 4 40 12 9 22
KC Brathwaite
134(249) 17x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 27 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
18 16 13 6 42 3 15 21

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O29
M7
R76
W5
Eco2.62
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
ST Gabriel
O17
M4
R51
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Andrew Miller

7.11pm So, that wraps up the formalities at Headingley. What an utterly absorbing, extraordinary match. I've loved every second of it, like I've loved few Tests in recent times. A proper ding-dong from first day to fifth, and a result that will resonate down the ages. Well played West Indies, and good night from all of us!

Finally, here's the Man of the Match, it's Shai Hope! "I feel elated. We've worked hard as a team and we're pleased to get over the line. I am professional cricketer for a reason so I always believe in myself. We fought hard throughout the game, so we needed to do well with the bat."

On his stand with Jermaine Blackwood. "We all know the character that Jermaine is, pleased he got some runs."

Here's Jason Holder. "I always believe in this group, we've done some outstanding things. I sent a text in our team chat this morning, 'just believe'. I urged no-one to move from their seats, and it was nervewracking in the end. Credit to Shai, and Kraigg Brathwaite. I'm extremely proud of these guys. We've come up playing a lot of cricket together for Barbados. It's about delivering on the big stage."

"There've been some hard times, but we've felt the support here. We have a number of areas to improve, we need to hold our chances, and need some consistent scores and partnerships. But it sets it up nicely for Lord's."

First up, here comes Joe Root "It was a great Test match for everyone watching, but it wasn't great to be on the losing day. Fifth day, on a used wicket against high-quality bowling, great knock [from Shai Hope]. I'm pleased with the character and fight that we showed to get into position to declare, but it wasn't to be."

On the option of bowling first: "If we are brutally honest we weren't good enough with the bat. Anytime you bat first and don't get 300, you're disappointed."

On Stoneman and Malan's fifty. "They stood up and showed their class. The way we approached that second innings was good. We wanted a positive declaration, when you get an opportunity to win games, you've got to take it."

7pm Almost time for the presentations.

balark: "With all the talk of Shai and Blackwood giving WI hope, spare a thought for Braithwaite. 229 runs as an opener this test while the other openers scored 133 between them." Incredible effort. He misses the limelight by five runs, but that's kind of apt as well. He just exists to endure, not to take the glory. But good Test teams can't be built without such solid foundations. Jason Holder, in a different way, epitomises this truth too.

6.53pm Enjoy your night ... "Don't worry about that!" says Law. He's got some plans for this evening alright! I am blown away by what we've witnessed. England were outplayed from first day to last, albeit they had some moments of their own, and got the beating they deserved. It was a cakewalk in the final analysis, but had West Indies taken any of their seven dropped catches, they could have sealed it with a day to spare!

6.49pm Abhishek: "Shai Hope is the new HOPE for West Indies" He's so good, he should be a Star Wars meme ...

"What a five days we've had, after the kicking at Edgbaston," says Stuart Law, a very proud coach. "There's a lot of doubters out there put to bed. A lot of guys thought it wasn't possible. It's a tremendous effort."

Ishan Jain: "Like many people, I was so critical of WI after the first match that I even wanted to revoke their test status, but wow they have surprised us all by this. Great moment for Caribbean fans!"

6.47pm Shai Hope has just been told by Ian Ward that he's the first man to score two hundreds in a first-class match at Headingley. "Yeah? Thanks for the news..." Too cool for school!

"We heard a lot after the first game, and it hurt a lot," says Brathwaite. They were motivated, to put it mildly.

6.44pm Wow. Wow. Wow. West Indies have risen from the dead with what, without hyperbole, has to rank as the single most extraordinary comeback in Test history! West Indies weren't just written off after Edgbaston, they were mocked, pilloried, ridiculed. They were a disgraceful rabble, not fit to wear the maroon cap. But now look at them! In Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope, they have had two titanic performers, and the chase of 322 is now destined to be mentioned in the same Headingley annals as Bradman's Invincibles in 1948!

91.2
2
Woakes to SD Hope, 2 runs, up on the toes, clipped square, and there it is! West Indies have won an extraordinary, historic Test match!
91.1
0
Woakes to SD Hope, no run, Woakes isn't done yet, hanging the ball outside off and drawing a calm push

END OF OVER:
91 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 320/5

  • SD Hope116 (209b)
  • MM Ali25-3-76-2
  • CR Woakes12-2-42-1

Gosh.

90.6
W
Ali to Blackwood, OUT, down the track, Blackwood wants the glory blow, and he's stumped by a mile! What a glorious, ludicrous, perfect way for an unhinged matchwinning hand to end!

J Blackwood st †Bairstow b Ali 41 (78m 45b 3x4 2x6) SR: 91.11

90.5
1
Ali to SD Hope, 1 run, worked to the leg side. One to tie ... but they aren't looking at that ...
90.4
1
Ali to Blackwood, 1 run, off comes the helmet, Blackwood wants to be seen in the hour of glory! Smashed to mid-off

Hasan Talpur: "England won in the dark against Pakistan at Karachi...history repeating against them...take that " I was there. It was beyond dark...

90.3
1
Ali to SD Hope, 1 run, flipped off the front pad, four more needed...

Leeds' lord

1

Shai Hope is the first ever player to score 100s in both innings of a first-class matches at Headingley.

Brathwaite & Hope

4

No. of West Indies pairs to share century partnerships in both innings of a Test, including Brathwaite & Hope in this match. Last were Lara & Sarwan v SL, Colombo SSC, 2001-02.

Special double

1989

Last time a visiting opener scored a century and a fifty in the same Test at Headingley, Mark Taylor (136 & 60). Kraigg Brathwaite has done the same in this match.

Tough Task

194

Highest successful run-chase by West Indies in Tests in last 5 years, that came against England in Bridgetown in 2015. They need 322 in this game.

Big total, no hundreds

0

No. of higher totals for England without a hundred than the 490 in this match. It is also the highest 2nd inns total without a hundred for any team.

Expensive drops

350+

Total runs cost to the fielding side by dropped catches in this Test. Bairstow's drop was the 10th drop of the Test - 7 by WI and 3 by Eng.

Stokes' double

2

No. of times Stokes has scored a century and a fifty in the same Test, including this; other was v NZ, Lord's, 2015. Since his debut, Root (twice) and Cook are the only other England players to do so.

Fifty & fifty

1

This is the first time in his ongoing streak of 12 Tests with 50+ scores that Root has scored 50+ in both innings of a Test.

Can England overturn?

2008

Last time England won a Test after facing a deficit of 150 or more runs, v NZ in Old Trafford. They will need to overcome deficit of 169 in this match.

Unbeatable lead?

0

No. of Tests lost by West Indies after gaining a first inns lead of over 150 runs, in 116 instances before this match. They attained a lead of 169 runs this Test.

Anderson's attack

3

No. of 5-wkt hauls for Anderson in last 2 Tests at Headingley, including this. In his first 7 Tests at Headingley, he had taken only 19 wkts at 41.36 with no 5-fors.

hope's high

1995

Last time a West Indies batsman made a bigger score in West Indies than Shai Hope's 147 in this game. Lara scored 179 & 152 in the 1995 tour, at The Oval and Nottingham respectively.

Windies leading

2004

Last time West Indies gained first innings lead in England, at Old Trafford. They have taken the lead in this match.

After a long time

2013

Last time West Indies a double-century partnership in Tests, between Chanderpaul and Ramdin in Hamilton. Brathwaite and Hope have shared one in this game.

Glory at young age

6

No. of 100s for Brathwaite. Among openers, only G Smith (11) and A Cook (7) have scored more 100s before the age of 25.