England 348-3 against West Indies at 1st day close

Woakes smiles and shares a joke with England bowling coach Ottis Gibson at Edgbaston

Boundaries flowed throughout the day and West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick admitted: “We didnt have one of our better days.

Indeed, the result already feels like it is a foregone conclusion given the dominance so far of Joe Root's team.

None the less, for England's long-term well-being, the sight of Malan's first significant score on the board was at least as encouraging as the huge number once again clocking up next to Cook's name.

At the other end, Cook, whose own form since relinquishing the captaincy has been more telling than his returns have so far suggested, was drawing ever closer to his 31st century, and his first since returning to the ranks.

The former captain became the highest scorer in Tests as England declared their first innings on 514 for eight. That's no surprise given the paucity of this visiting attack.

Cook was 153 not out after more than six hours at the crease.

"It is something we did in the previous two games but to do it today is brilliant".

"It's another challenge that Test cricket throws at you".

Yet however disappointed he will be, Malan knows there are likely to be plenty of more opportunities to reach the landmark against this attack during the remainder of this three-match series.

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Just before the lunch interval left-hander Cook, completed a 74-ball fifty.

Stokes reverse-swept Chase to slip before Jonny Bairstow played on to West Indies captain Jason Holder. In Tests in England since 2000, Chanderpaul averaged 68.21 (1296 runs in 13 Tests), while Walsh averaged a scarcely believable 12.82 (34 wickets in five Tests), and Ambrose 18.64 (17 wickets in five).

But Cook was magnificent, hitting 33 fours before finally falling lbw to offspinner Roston Chase after a successful video review by the West Indies.

The West Indies lost Kraigg Brathwaite before the tea break with the opener's footwork letting him down as he prodded at a full ball outside off from James Anderson.

West Indies had not even registered a run by then.

England recovered from a typically stuttering start with the bat in their first day-night Test to move on to 108 for two at lunch on the opening day of the series against West Indies on Thursday.

Much had been made about how the pink ball would behave, but the tourists did not bowl with enough accuracy to exploit any movement that might have been on offer.

"It's a very hard period to come out in bat in - it would be even on a normal Test match day, with 15 overs left in the day - so for Dawid to make sure he was still there at the end, 28 not out, was a fantastic effort".

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