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‘Hope’ gives West Indies first win in 17 years

August 30th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Shai Hope, 23, produced a masterful 118 to help the West Indies chased down a famous test win; their first in 17 years on English soil. He becomes the first man to score a century in both innings of a first class match at Headingly

The West Indies took the victory, which looked highly unlikey on day five of the test, to level the series at 1-1; the decider will be played at Lord’s from 7th-11th September. Starting the day at 5-0 they needed to score 317 to complete the win with opener Kraigg Brathwaite scoring an impressive 95, aided by Jermaine Blackwood’s 41 and then Shai Hope scoring the winning runs to finish on 118. West Indies completed the win with 5 wickets to spare and also creating the 20th highest successful fourth-innings chase in Test history, and third highest in England.
 
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Shai Hope had only managed an average of 18 in 11 previous tests, so his first innings of 147 was a superb and sublime knock but his second innings was even more impressive. Nerveless, sweetly times drives, deft clips of his legs and resolute defence helped turnaround what had become a painful test series for the 23 year old, reflecting his side’s stirring comeback. With just only over a week to go and confidence growing throughout the West Indies side, the final test is set be a momentous battle for the series win. Roll on Lord’s!

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  1. adminStuart
    August 30th, 2017 at 19:36 | #1

    We know that we will back on top.

    That’s why we have to encourage the next generation to get active in Cricket across the globe.

    West Indies are top form. We love it.

    Peace and Love to All.

    Althea

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