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Summary

  1. WI 329-5, lead by 71: Anderson 3-46, Stokes 1-60
  2. Shai Hope ends day unbeaten on 147, his maiden Test century
  3. Hope and Brathwaite put on 246 for fourth wicket
  4. Brathwaite bowled by Broad after making 134
  5. Eng 258: Stokes 100, Root 59, Gabriel 4-51

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

And that's your lot from this live text today.

It's been a cracking two days of Test cricket, with the promise of plenty more at Headingley.

While you wait, here is Matt's report of this tremendous second day.

We'll be back tomorrow - as will Shai Hope. See you then. Cheers.

I'll give the last word to the man who made his first Test century today...

Shai Hope, speaking to Sky Sports, asked how it felt to score a maiden century: "Relief. It was good to get the monkey off my back. I felt the pressure. As a professional you want to perform to your best. I wasn't thinking about the 100 as much as I would expect [when in the 90s].

"I just tried to bat as long as possible and stick it out. The key word for us was fight.

"We are not coming here to let people run over us."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

One of the reasons the nicks didn't carry today was the pace of the bowling - they were bowling at 81mph. The whole idea of having four seamers, which England have got, is that you can bowl a bit quicker and perhaps have one less over per spell. I'm intrigued how England bounce back here. In Australia, they'll probably have situations like this where they have to fight and come from behind.

England's James Anderson on TMS: "If we can limit them to a 100-125 run lead and then bat well, that puts us in with a good chance of winning the game because the pitch is spinning."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

In a funny way, this situation is the best one they need to be in to develop. The players under pressure - Stoneman, Westley and Malan - need to think of this as a positive. If they go out score runs and England win the game, they will guarantee their place on the plane to Australia this winter.

So is there anyway out of this hole for England?

And were they that poor today or were Brathwaite and Hope just untouchable?

Although Roston Chase guided Stokes straight to Cook at slip, Jermaine Blackwood was not about to hang about, hitting some late boundaries to further chasten England.

The hosts will be hoping to remove Blackwood quickly tomorrow after this positive start to his innings...

Kraigg Brathwaite speaking to Sky Sports, asked about his six to reach his 100: "I just backed myself. The field was up for the off spinner. I am very happy for him (Hope). He works very hard and there is no better place to do it than in England.

"Playing here you know the ball will do a lot and we said we would do it for the team. Once we got some momentum that helped.

"So far it has been good but we need to build the lead. The bigger lead the better for us. Two batsmen have to start fresh tomorrow."

So with West Indies on 206-3 at tea, England needed quick wickets but Brathwaite and Hope punished them further.

The latter duly brought up a deserved maiden Test century...

...while Brathwaite targeted a wayward Woakes, who is clearly short of overs...

...before Broad finally jagged one back off the seam to bowl a tired Brathwaite and end a magnificent innings. A warm ovation followed.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

To play poorly against South Africa, that can happen. England are miles better at Test cricket than West Indies. This England side, with this amount of batting and Chris Woakes at number nine, should not be getting bowled out for 258. And an England side with James Anderson and Stuart Broad shouldn't be having a day with the ball like this.

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David Wallace: Well, we wanted a contest. Now we've got one.

Then came the afternoon. Who saw a session like this coming from this West Indies side?

They simply dominated a lacklustre England - first Shai Hope brought up just his second Test half-century with a boundary...

The partnership then moved up past 150...

And then Brathwaite smashed Tom Westley for six to reach his sixth Test century. A tremendous knock.

England's James Anderson, speaking to TMS: "It was a frustrating day. We started well but when the sun came out, the pitch got slower. We bowled well in patches but we didn't do it consistently enough. There were too many balls which released the pressure and the two lads who scored hundreds batted really well. It's not a minefield, it's a good pitch and on a flat pitch you have to create pressure. You have to set field accordingly and be boring if you have to. You can't bowl jaffas all the time."

Brathwaite was looking good - and made even better use of DRS to correctly survive two lbw shouts...

He then capitalised by spanking Moeen Ali for six to bring up his half-century to end a decent morning session for Windies - but England were still in it at this point.

Right, we'll have plenty of reaction for you and in between we'll look back at how the day unfolded - starting with the morning session.

It looked good for England early on as they quickly removed nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo...

It looked even better when Joe Root took this fine diving catch as James Anderson snared Kyle Hope...

Send in the new lad

Shortly before the end of play, the TMS team were discussing who England could put up for interview alongside captain Joe Root at the end of the day - no-one wants to face questions after being under the cosh like this. It has to be a bowler of course - but who?

James Anderson? No chance apparently. Stuart Broad? He'll be slow to take his boots off apparently. Ben Stokes? Well he was up yesterday for his century. Chris Woakes? He did it this morning. Moeen Ali? Perhaps.

Then Graeme Swann had a suggestion: "If England's press officer has got anything about him, he'll send Tom Westley in..."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite played so well and it's because they played the ball late. They played the ball under their eyeline. That's what you need to do at Headingley, where the ball moves.

Yesterday, West Indies were much-improved. Not perfect by any means but promising.

Today, well that was just tremendous Test batting.

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope saw off a tricky spell in the morning session, played themselves in and then forced England to become increasingly ragged with a series of sumptuous shots and shrew game management.

A pleasure to watch.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

It'd be a good game for England to win from here.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

England have tried, toiled but they have failed to produce the type of performance they put in at Edgbaston. West Indies, though, have been magnificent.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

West Indies have scored more than 300 runs in the day. That's a good day for any side batting anywhere in the world.

Close of play - WI 329-5

S Hope 147, Blackwood 21

...and the last ball is reflective of each side's fortunes today.

A terrible delivery down leg is duly dispatched to the boundary by Blackwood to cap off a majestic day for the visitors.

They lead by 71 runs with five first innings wickets remaining.

WI 325-5

The answer is no so far. Moeen fires it down wide and Blackwood thrashes him away through point for four before his pushes through cover for two.

The last ball of the day to come...

Moeen Ali to end a chastening day for England.

Can the off-spinner muster anything to improve the hosts' mood?

WI 319-5

S Hope 147, Blackwood 11

Hope jabs into the off side for a couple.

Eeek, nervy moments as he edges through the slips for a streaky boundary.

Bit of a tired-looking shot as he tried to work it to leg, but he's earned it today.

A leave off the last and just one more over in the day for Windies to negotiate.

WI 313-5

Lead by 55

Bit of spin before the day is out as Moeen Ali re-enters the fray.

Blackwood thumps a drive for no run, defends, then rushes through for a decent single to Broad at mid-off.

Hope clips another single off his legs to finish.

WI 311-5

S Hope 140, Blackwood 10

Blackwood tries to wallop a pull shot, misses but jogs through for a leg bye.

Excellent delivery from Stokes, luring Hope into an ill-advised drive but, once again, fails to find the edge.

WI 310-5

Lead by 52

Jermaine Blackwood has no truck with the state of the game - he's gonna play some shots.

Anderson pushes one slightly too full and Blackwood lofts him over the covers for four.

Love it.

WI 305-5

S Hope 140, Blackwood 6

Blackwood and Hope trade singles, before the former swipes one away flamboyantly - just another single though.

Hope rides a short ball well to end. Windies pottering along to the close - five overs remaining.

'Catching practice' for Cook

Alastair Cook doesn't tend to drop these.

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Jamie Pinder‏: Good to see England being really tested. Removes any complacency. Going to be lots of days like this in Oz.

WI 302-5

Lead by 44

A run to Hope and a leg bye all the Windies can eke out against an accurate Anderson.

Stokes will resume his battle with Blackwood at the other end...

Fazeer Mohammed

TMS commentator

Bowl it there and Jermaine Blackwood will go after it - whether it's the first ball of the day or the last ball of the day.

WI 300-5

Stokes greets Jermaine Blackwood with a bouncer that the new batsman ducks under.

Will Blackwood play some strokes in these final stages? Yes, yes he will.

Stokes strays short and wide and Blackwood batters him to the fence. Stokes laughs.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Roston Chase got squared up on the back foot. It's not a great shot but it's a good catch. England are right back in this Test match if they can drag it back in the next seven overs. Australia's great teams would do that at the end of an iffy day.

WICKET

Chase c Cook b Stokes 5 (WI 296-5)

Hope dabs a single to bring Chase on strike.

Two dots but then Stokes finds an extra bit of lift, this time well-directed, and Chase brings his hands too high to push at it and guide it to Cook at first slip.

Poor decision from Chase to play at it up there but excellent bounce from Stokes and a solid catch from Cook - his 151st in Test cricket.

Can England pick up one or two more before the day is out?

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

The frustrating thing about this England side is that they can be incredible one week and then out of nowhere they've produced two days of really poor stuff.

WI 295-4

Here comes Anderson, looking to replicate his morning performance.

That won't help his mood - Shai Hope getting an inside edge just past his own stumps and it runs away for four.

Hope then punches a drive, looking to consecutive boundaries, but Moeen does well to slide and keep them to three.

You're not dreaming, Fazeer. West Indies have a chance to really grind England down now.

Finally James Anderson returns to the attack. Quick wickets needed for the hosts.

Fazeer Mohammed

TMS commentator

West Indies have shocked me. It's remarkable to see how they have turned it around. I almost want to pinch myself.