Gulf News – Birmingham: Joe Root said he felt “extremely privileged” in captaining three of England’s most successful Test cricketers after Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Stuart Broad all starred in a series-opening rout of the West Indies at Edgbaston.

Summary

  • Birmingham: Joe Root said he felt “extremely privileged” in captaining three of England’s most successful Test cricketers after Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Stuart Broad all starred in a series-opening rout of the West Indies at Edgbaston.
  • For all the fears about how the pink ball would behave under the floodlights, most of the damage during an extraordinary Saturday where the West Indies lost 19 wickets in total came during daylight hours.
  • The 26-year-old top-order batsman, who launched his career as England captain with a 3-1 win over South Africa in a four-match home Test series concluded last month, was well aware of his good fortune in being able to call upon Anderson, Broad and Cook.
  • For Broad, whose father Chris played in the same England side as Botham, surpassing the star all-rounder’s tally of Test wickets was a landmark moment in his career.
  • Cummins not out 0Extras (b-9 lb-1) 10Total (all out, 45.4 overs) 137Fall of wickets: 1-15 K.


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