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West Indies take 71 run lead following Shai Hope, Brathwaite centuries

Shai Hope celebrating his century on day two of Headingley Test
Shai Hope celebrating his century on day two of Headingley Test

England 258 (Stokes 100) v
West Indies 329-5 (Shai 147no)
Second Test, Headingley, day two

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope scored knocks of 134 and unbeaten 147 respectively as West Indies replied to England's first innings total of 258 with a score of 329 for five at stumps on day two of the second Test at Headingley.

West Indies resumed the day at 19 for one, trailing England by another 239 runs. Brathwaite (134) marked his presence with a couple of boundaries in the 16th over but the visitors lost Devendra Bishoo (1) at the other end to James Anderson (3-46), who also got Kyle Hope (3) early.

West Indies were precariously placed at 35 for three at that stage. In the 27th over, Brathwaite used a review to successfully overturn the original decision for LBW and with a six few overs later, he completed his half-century. They went into lunch at 109 for three.

Shai (147 not out) struck three boundaries in quick succession at the start of the second session to bring his own half century and despite using a review, England failed to take a single wicket in the game.

The partnership between Shai and Brathwaite crossed the 150-run mark with the latter completing a splendid century with a six in the final over before tea, during which West Indies were 206 for three.

The pair continued their resistance in the final session as well with Shai going past his maiden Test century and soon the 200 run stand between the duo came.

England had their second review wasted when they appealed against Brathwaite unsuccessfully and the 246-run stand finally came to an end when Stuart Broad (1-73) castled Brathwaite. Roston Chase (5) could not quite replicate his form as he edged a Broad delivery at first slip to give Ben Stokes (1-60) his first wicket.

However, Shai along with Jermaine Blacwood (21 not out) ensured there were no further causalities as they reached 329 for five at stumps, taking the lead to 71 runs.

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