Brathwaite falls but Windies still have Hope

Agar is set to play his first Test since 2013 / Getty

It was also, excluding fixtures against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, just the West Indies' fourth Test win away from home in 88 matches spanning 20 years. Only Australia, with 404 for 3 back in 1948, had made more to win in the fourth innings of a Headingley Test.

"Shai Hope was just outstanding, to come out in the first innings and score his maiden Test century". He played straight for the most part, played the offspinner on a turning surface easily and timed the ball sweetly. "We need to hold our chances, those errors have plagued us in last few months and when we knuckle down and show fight in our innings it makes life much easier".

England had their chances.

As the day wore on, Alastair Cook's early miss, dropping Brathwaite at first slip off Broad with the Windies on just 11 without loss, had looked ever more costly. We would have had a tiresome day with only one side going for a win.

The new ball was taken but two deliveries later Jermaine Blackwood, with the Headingley floodlights shining bright on a gloomy day, lofted England spearhead James Anderson, who failed to add to his tally of 497 Test wickets on Tuesday, for a stunning straight six.

All the while S.Hope was composed at the other end and went to his second ton the game, and his career, and hit the winning runs with more than six overs of the Test still remaining.

England's plight was summed up when Cook dropped Shai Hope on 106. This was the 534th match since then.

"He's not the most fashionable looking cricketer, but he gets his job done and he's one of my first picks every game", said the Australian.

After bowling out England for 258, Windies posted 427 to secure a valuable first innings lead of 169 runs. Hope and Brathwaite accumulated steadily, milking Woakes and Moeen and cashing in when England erred in either line or length. It had been another fine display from the Windies opener to go with his century in the first innings. "Any time you don't get 300 having won the toss and batted, you're disappointed". Anderson's displeasure was obvious.

After tea, Roston Chase (30) was brilliantly caught by diving substitute fielder Mason Crane at mid-on. Windies still required 76 runs to win and just over 20 overs in which to do it but the tourists had clearly made a decision to go for it.

Estwick said by then, the workload had begun to take its toll especially on the Windies seamers and there was little to give as they searched for the important breakthrough.

Related:

  • Detroit quarterback highest paid in the NFL

    Detroit quarterback highest paid in the NFL

    One big key to getting the long-term deal done with Stafford is it frees up the franchise tag to possible use to retain Ansah. When Stafford was drafted in 2009 he and the Lions agreed to a 6 year $72 million dollar deal with $47.1 million guaranteed.
    Celebrities react, donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

    Celebrities react, donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

    As for Beyonce, who is from Houston originally, she posted a message to Instagram , writing: "Texas, you are in my prayers". As we all know, Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana.
    For one night only: Hillary Clinton to come to Milwaukee

    For one night only: Hillary Clinton to come to Milwaukee

    Tickets in D.C. come a little cheaper at $55-75, also including an unsigned copy of Clinton's book, " What Happened ". Or do you turn, look him in the eye, and say loudly and clearly: 'Back up, you creep, get away from me!
  • 49ers Trade Vance McDonald, Draft Pick To Steelers For 4th-Round Pick

    49ers Trade Vance McDonald, Draft Pick To Steelers For 4th-Round Pick

    According to him, the tight ends they now have on the roster "hadn't been consistently varsity enough" this offseason. Jesse James and Xavier Grimble , despite showing flashes, were inconsistent catching passes in training camp.
    Area Levee Breaks, Residents Urged To Evacuate Immediately

    Area Levee Breaks, Residents Urged To Evacuate Immediately

    They pair arrived in Corpus Christi Tuesday for a briefing on relief efforts with local officials and relief organizations. Since then, it's dumped 49 inches of water on the city and has led to many being forced from their homes.
    Expect Cheaper Prices at Pasadena's Whole Foods Markets Starting Today

    Expect Cheaper Prices at Pasadena's Whole Foods Markets Starting Today

    Amazon executives said last week that the goal is to make healthy and organic food "affordable for everyone". Even the Amazon Echo , a voice-activated electronic assistant, was being sold for $99.99.
  • Naomi Osaka stuns US Open defending champion Angelique Kerber in first round

    Naomi Osaka stuns US Open defending champion Angelique Kerber in first round

    It continues a disappointing year for 29-year-old Kerber , who has not won a title since her victory in NY 12 months ago. And arguably, it all started here for the 25-year-old in a final finish that took in wins over both Williams sisters.
    Judge Throws Out Sarah Palin's Defamation Case Against New York Times

    Judge Throws Out Sarah Palin's Defamation Case Against New York Times

    He said Palin failed to show "that the mistake was made maliciously" and that her complaint "must be dismissed" as a result. Before that shooting, the editorial said, Sarah Palin's political action committee circulated a map that "put Ms.

    Target leaks possible Bethesda Game of Thrones game

    One of those projects is trademarked as " Starfield " and is expected to be the first of the two to be developed and released. A rather innocuous retail listing points to something set in Westeros from the noted open-world role-playing developer.
  • Katy Perry Sued For Stagehand's Lost Toe

    Katy Perry Sued For Stagehand's Lost Toe

    The stagehand claims nobody called an ambulance so her friend had to take her to hospital, but she was offered ice for her foot. She said she wasn't able to use the foot for months after and noted that the incident cause a great deal of emotional stress.
    Olympic runner David Torrence found dead in Arizona swimming pool

    Olympic runner David Torrence found dead in Arizona swimming pool

    Torrence switched to Peru - his mother's home country - and set national records in the mile and 1,500m events as recently as June.
    Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

    Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

    Both lawsuits argue the ban violates the Fifth Amendment, which guarantees equal protection and substantive due process. Trump had announced the ban in a series of tweets on July 26, reversing a policy of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Comments

Other news