A Piece Of Headingley History In West Indies Rare Overseas Win

2000 — LAST time West Indies won a Test in England before this win at Edgbaston by an innings. Since then, in the 18 Tests they played, they drew three and lost 15.

4 — Number of overseas wins for West Indies in the last 20 years, excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, in 88 Tests. They had won the Edgbaston Test in 2000, Boxing Day Test of 2007 in Port Elizabeth and against Pakistan in Sharjah last year win at Headingley.

2 — Instances of teams winning a Test after facing a bigger innings defeat in their previous game in the series than West Indies who have sealed a victory after losing by an innings and 209 runs in the first Test. India had won against Sri Lanka after losing by an innings and 239 runs in 2008 and Australia won against India after a defeat by an innings and 219 runs in 1998.

4 — This is the fourth successive series in which England have lost the second match of the series. They had won the first Test in three of those series — against Bangladesh, South Africa and West Indies — and drew against India, but have lost the second match in all four of them. England have lost the second Test in 10 of the last 14 Test series since the Ashes in 2013-14.

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3 — Number of bigger targets successfully chased by West Indies than the 322 in this match. Against England, this is their second-highest successful chase and the third-highest chase for any visiting team in England.

12 — Instances of teams losing a Test after declaring in the third innings, as England in this match. The last such occasion was also for England against India in Chennai in 2008 when their captain Kevin Pietersen made the declaration. Other England captains to suffer this are Norman Yardley and David Gower.

1 — Shai Hope is the first-ever player to score centuries in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley. This was the 534th first-class match at the venue and 76th Test match but the first to see a batsman scoring two centuries.

12 — Instances of a West Indies batsman scoring twin hundreds in Tests, including Hope. The last West Indies player to do so against England was Gordon Greenidge at Old Trafford in 1976. Greenidge was also the previous youngest player, at age of 25 years, 68 days, to achieve this in England and now Hope has beaten that, aging 23 years, 288 days.

4 — Number of West Indies pairs to share 100-plus partnerships in both innings of a Test. Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope became the fourth such pair. They are the seventh pair to add 200-plus runs and 100-plus runs in a Test and first to do so against England.

390 — Runs added by Brathwaite and Hope as a pair in this Test — the third-most by a West Indies pair in a match. The list is led by 446 runs between Gary Sobers and Conrad Hunte against Pakistan in Kingston in 1957-58. Against England, there have been only three higher partnership aggregates in a Test.

1989 — Last time a visiting opener scored a century and fifty-plus in the same Test at Headingley, Mark Taylor with 136 and 60. Brathwaite is the first visiting batsman to do so at Headingley from any batting position since Gary Kirsten’s 130 and 60 in 2003.

2009 — Last time a West Indies player scored century in one innings and was out in 90s in the other — Sarwan (94 and 106) against England in St John’s. Brathwaite, with 134 and 95, is the sixth West Indies player with this distinction. The last such instance for any player was also against England — Hashim Amla, 109 and 96 in Centurion in January last year.

11 — Number of players to score their career’s first two Test centuries in the same match, as Hope did it in this game. Lawrence Rowe, 214 and 100* on his debut, is the only other West Indies player to do so. The last to achieve this was New Zealand’s Peter Fulton in 2013. Hope’s highest score before this Test was just 90.

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