Buzz It Up News

Hope and Brathwaite shine again as Windies scent victory


Brathwaite went on to make a further 91 runs and once again dovetailed superbly with Hope in a 144-run stand - following their 246-run partnership in the first innings - that took a large chunk out of the Windies' victory target.

This match alone will not save Test cricket from declining interest and its struggle for position against cricket's other formats.

Bowling coach, Roddy Estwick, conceded Monday that West Indies had failed to properly negotiate the big moments on the penultimate day of the second Test but warned pundits not to write off the Caribbean side ahead of a tense final day on Tuesday. But Jermaine Blackwood's response, with the Headingley floodlights shining bright on a gloomy day, was to loft Anderson's second delivery with the new ball for a stunning straight six.

Stuart Broad had a hand in both wickets to fall on the final morning at Headingley - literally in the case of a freaky run out of Kyle Hope - but Kraigg Brathwaite escaped two dropped catches to continue his outstanding match.

Having successfully steered his team through six nervy overs before stumps yesterday, Brathwaite was relieved to see an edge off Stuart Broad put down by Cook in the slips. "For us, we have 317 runs to make tomorrow and we've still got to believe that we can win the game", he contended.

If England secure the win, they would already have the Wisden Trophy in the bag ahead of the third and final Test at Lord's.

Law also had words of praise for the 24-year-old Brathwaite, saying: "He's not the most fashionable-looking cricketer but he gets the job done and he's one of my first picks every game".




The ball cannoned off Broad's thigh to run out Hope's brother Kyle for a duck at the non-striker's end but, given what followed, England will have preferred Brathwaite to be the man walking off.

"Shai Hope played exceptionally well", said Root. I'm extremely proud of these guys.

In Kraigg Brathwaite and Hope, they have two batsmen of real Test match pedigree who they can build around for the next decade.

"It's put a lot of doubters out there to bed - it takes a lot of character to come out after the beating we got to beat the same side, especially in seam friendly conditions".

"I'm elated, we've been working really hard as a team and we're pleased to get over the line".

"I'm really proud of Shai Hope, he's been going through a form dip but hopefully the pretty 20s are gone and the pretty 120s are here to stay".

Related Articles

  • Conor McGregor: The Guaranteed Purses for the Fighters are Out

    Conor McGregor: The Guaranteed Purses for the Fighters are Out

    He's even bragged about eating out at Burger King-hardly the kind of grub one might expect a finely tuned athlete to take in. But while McGregor , a long-odds underdog, has attracted most wagers, the majority of the money is on Mayweather .
    Annan urges economic, social reform in Myanmar state

    Annan urges economic, social reform in Myanmar state

    Annan condemned the violence on Friday, saying "no cause can justify such brutality and senseless killing". Over 150 fighters were involved in the attack, which took place in the Maungdaw township at 1am on Friday.
    Taylor Swift uses Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' in new single

    Taylor Swift uses Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' in new single

    Right Said Fred took to Twitter to thank Taylor for the song credits and called the song a "marvellous reinvention". Taylor Swift's website appears to promise ticket-buying priority for fans who buy albums and merchandise .
  • Death toll reaches 16

    Death toll reaches 16

    King Felipe VI , Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and national and regional politicians have announced plans to join the march. They and Abouyaaqoub were wearing fake suicide belts when they were killed, police said.
    President Trump lashes back at Sen. Corker: 'Tennessee not happy!'

    President Trump lashes back at Sen. Corker: 'Tennessee not happy!'

    Bush's much criticized handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was Grassley responding to Trump , his aides said in an email. "I absolutely believe that Senator Corker was over the line, It's disrespectful to the President of the United States ".

    Fatah Official: Jared Kushner's Mideast Peace Mission Is a 'Delusion'

    Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since the failure of US mediation in the spring of 2014.
  • More than 16000 cruise ship passengers temporarily stranded by Hurricane Harvey

    More than 16000 cruise ship passengers temporarily stranded by Hurricane Harvey

    Right now, Carnival tells us their customers should sign up for text messages alerts to keep up with updates from the company. Mayor James Yarbrough said during a news conference Friday that Hurricane Harvey is expected to flood downtown streets.
    Cowboys Could Face Giants Without Odell Beckham Jr. Week 1

    Cowboys Could Face Giants Without Odell Beckham Jr. Week 1

    I'd like to see him complete the shallow cross to (wide receiver) Sterling Shepard in the red zone. McAdoo did, though, make it a point to say that his words in that regard are carefully chosen.
    Monday Amazon Drops Prices at Whole Foods Market

    Monday Amazon Drops Prices at Whole Foods Market

    Additionally, Amazon announced that the two are working on integrating Amazon Prime into Whole Food's point-of-sale system. With lower prices for higher quality goods, Amazon is posing a direct threat to America's major supermarkets.
  • Apple Inc. Removes Iranian Apps From App Store Due To US Sanctions

    Apple Inc. Removes Iranian Apps From App Store Due To US Sanctions

    After the Apple notice, nearly all Iranian apps, including Snapp, switched to shaparak, cash and other methods of payment. Due to the same sanctions, Apple does not actually sell iPhones to Iran and doesn't have an Iran-specific App Store.
    DOJ Backs Down From Overbroad J20 Warrant. But Problems Still Remain

    DOJ Backs Down From Overbroad J20 Warrant. But Problems Still Remain

    DreamHost's challenge, however, was met with a DOJ motion "asking for an order to compel DreamHost to produce the records". Computer companies and others had argued the warrant was a "sweeping dragnet" and urged Justice to rethink the request.
    Rocket League for Nintendo Switch will have Metroid and Mario Cars

    Rocket League for Nintendo Switch will have Metroid and Mario Cars

    Look for more information on our Nintendo Switch release as we get closer to launch! Seriously, pick up Rocket League . As seen in the below reveal trailer , the vehicle will have its own unique Super Star boost trail.

Comments