Huge moment in contemporary West Indies cricket. The stunning arrival of the very impressive Shai Hope. Now to do it more frequently — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 29, 2017"Someone had to do it, so I just put my hand up and did it for the team," he said. "I'm just pleased to get the win."
West Indies' win was their 4th in 20 years away from home against top-8 ranked opposition. (Overall in those games: P88 W4 D17 L67) — Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) August 29, 2017"We're Test cricketers for a reason. We have the fight, belief and players to do it. I hope people back home will be happy," Hope told the BBC. 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.
So was @root66 right to declare? Game lost. But what a day of Test cricket. #bbccricket pic.twitter.com/tL6iv0P716 — Test Match Special (@bbctms) August 29, 2017"After the kicking we got at Edgbaston, to get the boys back up and looking forward and then to achieve what they've done in the last five days was huge. I'm very proud of them," West Indies coach Stuart Law told Sky Sports. "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."
Of Hope's display, which was studded with steel as well as elegance, he added: "I'm really proud of him. He's been going through a form dip but, hopefully, the pretty 20s are gone and the pretty 120s are here to stay. "It's just a matter of belief. When he came out he just looked in total control."
Joe Root was right to declare on a 5 th day pitch over 320 needed. Windies were excellent, England didn't bowl well as a team ?#crowdhappy— Darren Gough (@DGoughie) August 29, 2017
Spare a thought for Joe Root. His declaration kept the match alive. He made the right decision. West Indies surprised everyone — Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) August 29, 2017England captain Joe Root, who bemoaned a day of dropped catches, described Hope's knock as "exceptional". "It's credit to them for the way they came back after last week," he said. "If we're being honest we weren't good enough first up with the bat and we need to make sure we learn those lessons at Lord's."