The West Indies' skipper Brian Lara said of Carl Hooper: "As long as Carl was there, I thought we were going to win the game. Carl came in at the luncheon break and he said if he was there at the end, it would be the best innings he had ever played. I think it was the best innings I've ever seen him play. It was a great innings."
After the match, the two captains paid tribute to their best players. England's Mike Atherton said of Angus Fraser: "Angus bowled outstandingly well throughout the match for us. It's extremely unfortunate for him to take 11 wickets in the match and finish up on the losing side."