Shai Hope's historic hundred earns Windies famous win over England

In only his second Test Stoneman has an opportunity to make good of this start and make a mark in Test cricket

Despite his side's struggles in the longest format in recent years, Holder believed such performances were always within West Indies capabilities, and hailed the victory as just rewards for some previously unheralded toil.

"I hope people back home will be happy", Hope told the BBC. The pair put on 144 on Tuesday (August 29) to put their side within sight of victory, and Hope, who became the first player ever to score hundreds in each innings of a first-class match at Headingley, with Jermaine Blackwood then saw them to their target of 321.

The 23-year-old had not scored a hundred in his 11 previous Tests. "I'm very proud of them, and of the two young guys who scored the runs", added the former Australia batsman after the West Indies, set a seemingly stiff 322 to win, finished on 322 for five with 28 balls left.

They resumed on five without loss after England captain Joe Root had declared late on Monday with England 490 for eight in their second innings.

Although none of them went on to dominate the innings with a century, the English batsmen put together a series of partnerships to fight back from a 169-run first innings deficit, and from 94-3 early in their second innings. "It takes a lot of character to come out after the beating we got". 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. In a match where dropped catches had cost Windies 238 runs, there was further drama when the normally reliable Alastair Cook at first slip floored Brathwaite, yet to add to his overnight four, off Stuart Broad.

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Fittingly, Hope clipped the winning runs with a minimum of four overs remaining after sharing a pulsating 74-run stand for the fifth wicket with Jermaine Blackwood (41 off 45 balls).

Yet when Moeen Ali tempted Brathwaite into a drive just before tea to have him caught at first slip by Ben Stokes for 95, it left this most excellent of contests on an even sharper knife edge. Brathwaite's 180-ball innings, including 12 fours, meant the opener had batted for more than 10 hours in the match.

Powell was starting to get under the skin of England, particularly James Anderson with whom he shared a few words.

Watch live coverage of the third Test between England and Windies on Sky Sports Cricket with over-by-over commentary and in-play video clips on our live match day blog, available across Sky Sports digital platforms, from 10am on Thursday, September 7.

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