Cook, Root tons put England in command

Alastair Cook’s double century put England in a commanding position against the Windies. Joe Root and Alastair Cook crafted superb centuries to lead the hosts to a commanding 514/8 on the 2nd day of their first day-night test against West Indies on Friday.

West Indies were 44 for one in reply to England’s imposing 514 for eight declared, as James Anderson struck in the inaugural day/night Test in Britain at Edgbaston.

Cook’s 243 was the cornerstone of England’s total and the former captain’s dismissal prompted current skipper Joe Root to declare.

That left the West Indies with a tricky nine overs to bat in twilight before the interval.

That was time enough for opener Kraigg Brathwaite to be caught behind for a duck off Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker.

Windies will have a huge task to deal with on the third day of Edgbaston test.

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