England vow to be 'brutally honest' after shock West Indies defeat

Joe Root reacts in frustration after being dismissed by Shannon Gabriel on the fourth day of the second Test

Proud West Indies coach Stuart Law hailed his side's character and the displays of contrasting styles from Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite after the two batsmen played starring roles in a stunning second-Test victory over England. Brathwaite and Hope put on 144 on Tuesday following their first-innings partnership of 246, when Brathwaite made 134.

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.

Only Australia, with 404 for three back in 1948, had made more to win in the fourth innings of a Headingley Test.

There seemed little danger of a Windies win when Joe Root declared his side's second innings on 490 for 8 late on Monday'sfourth day. Alastair Cook dropped Brathwaite on 4 and Stuart Broad dropped him later too which would have exposed Windies' fragile lower-middle order far earlier in the day.

Beginning the evening needing 123 for victory as the floodlights punctured the gloom in West Yorkshire, Shai Hope easily survived a frivilous appeal after being struck on the pad by Broad.

The tourists looked hapless only 10 days ago as they lost 19 wickets in a day to suffer defeat by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston but fought back with a performance full of heart to win one of the great modern-day Tests.


Anderson came within an inch of claiming England's second wicket only for Brathwaite's edge to fall short of Westley at third slip but soon did bag another in the most fortunate of circumstances.

England's plight was summed up when Cook dropped Shai Hope on 106.

After tea, Roston Chase (30) was brilliantly caught by diving substitute fielder Mason Crane at mid-on.

Shai Hope s single off Broad completed a superb century off 175 balls, including 13 fours, as he became the first West Indian to score hundreds in both innings of a Test in England since Gordon Greenidge at Old Trafford in 1976.

Jermaine Blackwood was positive as he slashed his way to 41 off 45 balls to send the home team's fielders scurrying all over Headingley before he was out stumped with two runs still needed. The list of dropped chances was added to when Brathwaite offered a return catch to Broad which he couldn't hold, but the ball deflected into the non-striker's stumps with Hope well out of his ground.

The final match will now be played at the iconic Lord's from September 7.

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