Alastair Cook's double-century leads England to strong position on Day 2 of Edgbaston day-night Test

FP Sports, Aug,19 2017
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    Alastair Cook's 243 carried England to 514-8 (declared) against the West Indies and a powerful position on Day 2 of the day-night Test on Friday. AP

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    Cook batted through England's first innings, sharing partnerships of 248 with skipper Joe Root (136) on Day 1, and 162 with Dawid Malan (65). AP

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    Dawid Malan played a fluent knock and brought some relief to the England team management, who have tried a number of top-order batsmen this summer. AP

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    West Indies' only glimmer of joy came when Malan edged Roston Chase to Jermaine Blackwood at slip in the last act of the first session. AP

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    England had a mini-collapse in the second session after Malan's departure as the struggling West Indies took five wickets for 65 in the best period of a difficult Test so far for the visitors. Ben Stokes (10), Jonny Bairstow (18), and Moeen Ali (0) all went relatively cheaply. Reuters

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    Cook marched on magnificently before finally falling LBW to Chase after a successful umpire review by the West Indies. His dismissal brought England's declaration. AP

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    West Indies got off to the worst possible start as Kraigg Brathwaite fell for a duck to James Anderson, caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. Reuters

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    Kyle Hope was 25 not out on his debut and Kieran Powell was 18 not out, but both survived early chances. Powell was dropped on 2 by Stokes in the gully off Stuart Broad. And Hope sent an edge just past Ali at third slip. AP

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    West Indies ended the day with 44-1 when rain ended play early and saved the tourists from having to face a full final session under the floodlights at Edgbaston. AP





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5599 124
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3474 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114