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

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

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

West Indies entered the day in a strong position with England on 171 for three - only two runs ahead - but let the advantage slip, allowing the hosts to pile up 490 for eight declared in their second innings at Headingley.

Hope, who had scored his maiden test hundred with 147 in the first innings, batted for 211 balls for his unbeaten 118, playing with remarkable skill and composure to guide the Windies to victory.

Root and Malan set up England's second innings push against the West Indies with their stand of 118 for the fourth wicket, and Malan and Stokes put on 91 to continue England's comeback.

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.

Brathwaite was 49 not out after profiting from another dropped catch early in his innings, when Alastair Cook couldn't hold a chance at first slip off Broad. Broad tried in vain to catch a powerful shot from Brathwaite and ended up inadvertently deflecting the ball onto the stumps at the non-striker's end with his thigh, meaning that Kyle Hope was run out for an unfortunate duck.

James Anderson started Tuesday just three away from becoming the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets.

Shai Hope was 74 not out and Roston Chase two not out.

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

Estwick said by then, the workload had begun to take its toll especially on the Windies seamers and there was little to give as they searched for the important breakthrough.

It was great for cricket.

Hope, whose average of 18 over his previous 11 tests had never reflected his potential, said he trusted the win would be a stepping stone towards a brighter future for the team.

While Brathwaite fell five runs short of pipping his partner to become the first person to record twin centuries at this ground, Hope was able to see the Windies home under gloomy skies with the floodlights on in a nerve-jangling finish, with all four results possible heading into the final session. Appropriately, it was Hope who struck the winning runs with a legside flick for two off Chris Woakes.

The series concludes with the third Test at Lord's starting on September 7.

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