Shai Hope guides tourists to thrilling Test victory

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West Indies produced a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years with a five-wicket victory in a thrilling match.
The nerveless Shai Hope led them to their target of 322, becoming the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite had earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four.
Aided by Jermaine Blackwood’s 41, Man of the Match, Hope hit the winning runs to finish on 118.
Victory for the tourists – which looked unlikely at the start of day five, particularly given their heavy defeat in the first Test – ties the series at 1-1 before the decider at Lord’s from September 7-11.
In scoring the 317 further runs they required on day five, West Indies completed the 20th highest successful fourth-innings chase in Test history, and third highest in England.
Hope brought up his century from 175 balls – the second 50 proving much harder work off 105 deliveries – and on 106, with 37 runs required, he benefited from the 13th drop catch of the match when Alastair Cook at first slip spilled a top-edged cut.
The last West Indies batsman to score two centuries in a Test was Kieran Powell, against Bangladesh in 2012.
Joe Root became the fourth England captain to declare and lose a Test but it was a perfectly reasonable target to set.
Roston Chase contributed with 30 from 58 deliveries while Kieran Powell made 23 from 50 balls before he was caught by Stokes off the bowling of Broad.
Ali bagged two wickets for 76 runs in 25 overs for England while Broad and Woakes each had one.
 

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