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Twitter Goes Crazy as West Indies Stun England to Win 2nd Test

30 August 2017

After being chastised for their performance in the first Test, the West Indies, led by Shai Hope's unbeaten 118, silenced their critics by securing a memorable five-wicket win over England on the fifth day of the second Test at Headingley.

Instead it was Shai Hope who struck the winning runs with a legside flick for two off Chris Woakes.

Joe Root had to bowl James Anderson and Stuart Broad far too much, first of all to try and get wickets and then to stem the flow of runs but Shai Hope was absolutely brilliant.

Hope (118no) became the first batsman to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at the ground in 127 years as the resurgent tourists, beaten inside three days in the first Test, chased down their target of 322 in 91.2 overs to claim Windies' first Test win in England in 17 years.

Brathwaite had also been close to the same slice of history, but his perishing opened the door for Hope to take his place in the record books - his double standing alone in the 534-game history of first-class action at Headingley.

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After being in control for the first three days, West Indies is now up against it and needs the second-highest total to win a test at Headingley, and the highest since Don Bradman's Australia team made 404-3 batting last in 1948. Micro blogging site Twitter was abuzz with tweets pouring in appreciating West Indies' victory. He put on 117 with Woakes for the eighth wicket, and Woakes and tailender Stuart Broad added another 46 before Root declared.

Blackwood, who uppercut Broad for six, tried to win the match in style but, having removed his helmet, he was stumped off Ali for 41, having put on a vital 74 with Shai Hope.

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West Indies skipper Jason Holder was ecstatic to have levelled the series at 1-1, and said: "I always believe in this group, we've done some outstanding things". I think it's just a matter of belief, really, self-belief - trusting his own technique and trusting his own ability. I'm extremely proud of these guys. "It's just about delivering on the big stage and no better time [than] to come to England and do it".

Law continued: "I said if he gets one [hundred], he'll get plenty - well he got one and he's got another".

Twitter Goes Crazy as West Indies Stun England to Win 2nd Test