Record run: Shai Hope celebrates on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
Record run: Shai Hope celebrates on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

Leeds — Shai Hope led the West Indies to a remarkable five-wicket win over England in the second Test on the fifth day at Headingley on Tuesday to level the three-match series at 1-1.

West Indies, set 322 for victory, lost just five wickets, with Hope making 118 not out — his second hundred of the match after his first innings 147.

The 23-year-old had not made a hundred in any of his previous 11 Test matches.

West Indies did a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years as Hope became the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four. Hope hit the winning runs aided by Jermaine Blackwood’s 41.

Excluding fixtures against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, it was just the West Indies’ fourth Test win away from home in 20 years. Victory for the tourists looked unlikely at the start of day five given their heavy defeat in the first Test — ties the series at 1-1 before the decider at Lord’s from 7-11 which starts on September 7 . In scoring the 317 they required on day five, West Indies completed the 20th highest successful fourth-innings chase in Test history, and the third highest in England.

AFP

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