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All hail Hope


All hail Hope

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LEEDS – Shai Hope’s astonishing batting at Headingley during the second cricket Test has drawn unreserved praise from West Indies captain Jason Holder and vice captain Kraigg Brathwaite.

Holder and Brathwaite were teammates of Hope at age-group levels in Barbados and also played first class cricket together for Barbados Pride team, and watched him emerge into one of the Caribbean’s leading young players.

The 23-year-old Hope announced himself on the world stage with two astounding knocks of 147 and 118 not out to secure one the greatest comebacks in sports this century as West Indies stunned England by five wickets on the final day on Tuesday.

“We were underdogs and to come here and perform this way to level the series is truly amazing, and credit must go to this man here, Shai Hope,” Holder said after the victory. (CMC)

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