Hope's Headingley hundreds make first-class history

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Micro blogging site Twitter was abuzz with tweets pouring in appreciating West Indies' victory.

I think we were all tricked by the pitch, we thought it was going to get worse and worse but it was flat as a pancake for the last two days - hardly anything happened.

It was also the West Indies' first win in England since 2000 and their fourth-highest successful chase in Test history.

West Indies coach Stuart Law praised his side for the way they responded to their humiliating first Test defeat by England to level the series with a stunning five-wicket win at Headingley on Tuesday. Brathwaite and Hope put on 144 on Tuesday following their first-innings partnership of 246, when Brathwaite made 134.

However, middle-order batsman Shai Hope emerged as a real star for his side as she smashed two consecutive centuries in the Test.

"Shai Hope played exceptionally well", said Root.

Having seen Moeen Ali drop a sitter on the second day, Broad was then more than a little relieved to see Ben Stokes take a catch at fourth slip to remove Kieran Powell.

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'I'm really pleased with the character and fight we showed to get back into a strong position last night but unfortunately it wasn't to be'.

Broad should have struck in the fourth over of the morning, following a 15-minute delayed start due to drizzle, when Brathwaite, on 4, edged a lifting delivery towards first slip but it burst through the hands of Alastair Cook. Thus setting Windies 322 runs to win.

Brathwaite s 180-ball innings, including 12 fours, meant the opener had batted for more than 10 hours in the match.

England captain Joe Root, who bemoaned a day of dropped catches, described Hope's knock as "exceptional".

Hope pushed Broad for a single to complete a superb century off 175 balls, including 13 fours, as he achieved something no one else had managed in 127 years of first-class cricket at Headingley - a ground that has been home to such Yorkshire and England batting greats as Herbert Sutcliffe, Len Hutton and Geoff Boycott.

He then survived a potential stumping as Blackwood, who was put down by Stokes in the deep, took off his helmet in preparation for scoring the winning runs only to be stumped off Moeen with two required.

It proved the one that got away as Brathwaite rode his luck to contribute a further match-shaping 91 runs in a crucial stand with Hope, who was also grassed by Cook after he had passed his hundred, the final nail in England's coffin.

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