Summary

  • Alastair Cook and Joe Root both hit centuries as England dominated West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK.
  • For some time, England’s top-order batting has been reliant on Cook and Root, even though both have had problems converting their good scores into centuries.
  • Only when Root played a loose drive at Roach was he bowled, with Cook remaining to see off the second new ball for an entire day – and night – at the crease.
  • West Indies have not won a series away from home since 2012 and are without a Test victory in England for 17 years.
  • The most shambolic passage came under the floodlights and with the second new ball available, theoretically the hardest time to bat in day-night Tests.


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