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Summary

  1. Cook hits first Test ton since May 2013
  2. England skipper out for 105 in last over
  3. Trott departs third ball for a duck
  4. Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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So a mixed day for England, who will be delighted to have seen their captain get a long-awaited century but not quite so thrilled with the overall complexion of the day, which definitely belonged to West Indies. Plenty of work to do tomorrow when they resume at 240-7. Join us for live text of the second day at 14:25 BST. Until then, adios.

Day one summary

Lunch: England 71-3 (25 overs) - Cook 31, Root 19

Tea: England 151-4 (56 overs) - Cook 60, Moeen 37

Close: England 240-7 (89.2 overs) - Buttler 0

Match scorecard

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"West Indies bowled better, but England played some poor shots. Bell's shot was a shocker, Root got himself without overconfidence. I think England could have done better, and the game is definitely moving on, If England can get 280 or 290, that's something to bowl at."

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Michael Blighe: The Cook doubters need to appreciate this ton for what it is. Mental grittiness and a much needed morale boost! Nice one Chef!

Sam: Not sure I've ever celebrated a century as emphatically as that, and what a time for a captain's innings.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Trott had a great Test record before his illness but since his comeback he's on the move before the bowler lets the ball go. If you do that to pace bowlers and it's short of a length you are in serious difficulties. You don't have time to react and you are in no-man's land.

"All the bowlers have seen that, especially the Australian fast bowlers, and they will be licking their chops."

England all-rounder Moeen Ali on Sky Sports: "Once I played 30-40 balls I felt quite comfortable, it was just a shame I got run out again. Cooky hit it but I didn't think there was a run, but I trusted the call. It's great for him to get a hundred, it was a shame he got out at the end. We probably lost two too many wickets but we've still got batsmen and hopefully we can get to 350.

"I'm looking forward to bowling on there tomorrow, or hopefully the day after!"

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Cook made two mistakes only. He ran Moeen Ali out, he hit it hard straight to the fielder and I don't think Usain Bolt would have made it. I thought Moeen himself batted very well - he did it when England were under pressure and they've got England to a reasonable total."

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Former England spinner Shaun Udal: Very pleased for Captain Cook on his 100. Apart from anything else you'll never meet a nicer man, EVER.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Cook has played splendidly, he's been good for the team to bat all day when wickets have been going throughout day.

"I watched his feet, he was going back and forward and above all he played straight. He fully deserved his hundred. In Tests, he's not been in that bad form, we've got confused because he was struggling in one-day cricket. With concentration, patience and footwork like that he will always make runs in Test cricket."

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Day one scorecard

England 240-7 (89.2 overs) after winning the toss

Not out batsman: Buttler 0 from 9 balls

Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Trott 0), 38-2 (Ballance 18), 38-3 (Bell 0), 91-4 (Root 33), 189-5 (Moeen 58), 233-6 (Stokes 22) 240-7 (Cook 105)

Bowling figures: Taylor 15-7-33-0, Gabriel 12-2-36-2, Holder 16-4-34-2, Samuels 26.2-5-51-1, Permaul 20-1-86-1

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WICKET

Cook c Ramdin b Samuels 105 (Eng 240-7)

Alastair Cook can't believe what he's done. He's slumped on his bat handle, he doesn't want to go, but he has to. With five balls to survive before the close, he tries to cut Marlon Samuels and gets an under-edge to Denesh Ramdin. That's the end of the day, and make no mistake, it's West Indies' day. England in a pickle.

Alastair Cook is dismissed and leaves the field
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Tino Best

West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"This is why I love Test cricket because it separates the sheep from the goats."

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Andy Donley: That has to be my favourite sporting moment of 2015 so far. Hopefully the start of another special year for Cook.

Ollie Kemp: I've seen many hundreds in my time but enjoyed none as much as that. Well done Cooky, and welcome back!

Eng 238-6 (Cook 103, Buttler 0)

Now, the emotion of that Cook hundred shouldn't disguise the fact that this has been a mixed day for England, especially with that wicket of Ben Stokes. They'll be desperate to get through to the close without further losses. Holder keeps Buttler on 0 with a maiden.

Tino Best

West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"It was one of the better hundreds I've seen. That is how you score hundreds in Test cricket, by playing straight in the v to start."

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Becky Davies: Think all England cricket fans just simultaneously cheered and breathed a sigh of relief!

Pete Hotchkiss: I SO hope that's the start of Cook finding some serious runs again now.

Alastair Cook celebrates
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Eng 238-6

A great knock from Cook, who has stood tall while others around him have crumbled today - and really it was no more than he deserved after a rich vein of recent form in which he has appeared to rediscover his famed powers of concentration.

How's stat?

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"It's Cook's fifth Test century v West Indies and second at this ground following a century here in 2009.

"Coming from 259 balls, it also equals his slowest Test century - the century he made against Pakistan."

Alastair Cook celebrates
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100 for Cook

Eng 238-6

It's there! Alastair Cook lets out a scream of jubilation as he finally ends his two-year long century drought. Not since May 2013 have we seen him raise his bat for three figures but he's done it again, century number 26 for England. He gets a ball on his legs from Gabriel, clips it through midwicket and suddenly all the frustrations of the past two years melt away.

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Tino Best

West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"Cook has batted so well today. I've been impressed by his technique. He's defended a lot and has looked solid. Like a wall."

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Firas: The moment you see the 6th wicket go and you're begging it's not Ali Cook.

Eng 234-6

Jos Buttler comes to the crease with his skipper two away from a restorative hundred. He's like your perennially unlucky-in-love sister, Alastair Cook - sure we roll our eyes and have the occasional chuckle at his trials and tribulations, but deep down we all want to see him find happiness again, don't we? He's just one run away now after a clip to square leg.

WICKET

Stokes c Hope b Gabriel (Eng 233-6)

Somebody protect the Kensington Oval lockers. Ben Stokes has perished to a silly dismissal, back-cutting Shannon Gabriel straight into the hands of Shai Hope at gully.

Tino Best

West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"The trouble with Jason Holder is he is not really quick. You need at least two bowlers who bowl quick, that is what wins you Test matches."

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Nick Hall: Oh Alastair! I'm hiding from the scores more often. What an effort under that pressure. I can see a high scoring summer.

Dan Wright: Dear cricketing world, the moment you feared is here. Ali Cook closing in on a century. Oh, be afraid... Come on England!

Eng 232-5 (Cook 97, Stokes 22)

I know Alastair Cook divides opinion but surely you can't begrudge the skipper a ton here after the past two years. He gets a little closer to his ton with a single to mid-off.

Tino Best

West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"Cook has got his feet moving well and he has played with authority. I would be happy for him if he scores a hundred."

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Eleanor Cunningham: Tense music from the Bourne Ultimatum on TV gathering pace as Cook nears his century...coincidence?

Eng 231-5

Shannon Gabriel, all piston things and flared nostrils, pounds in at Alastair Cook. The England captain hoicks him rather untidily over midwicket but he gets enough of it to pick up four and move in to the 90s. And then he collects a couple more with a pull to long leg, and adds a single to mid-off. 96 now for the skipper - bunting on standby please...

Scorecard update

England 223-5 (83 overs) after winning the toss

Batsmen: Cook 89 from 240 balls (10x4), Stokes 22 from 42 (3x4)

Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Trott 0), 38-2 (Ballance 18), 38-3 (Bell 0), 91-4 (Root 33), 189-5 (Moeen 58)

Bowling figures: Taylor 15-7-33-0, Gabriel 9-2-23-1, Holder 13-3-32-2, Samuels 26-5-49-0, Permaul 20-1-86-1

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Tino Best

West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"A pretty even day at the Kensington Oval. I think if the West Indies get another one they will be up but an easy paced pitch I must say."

Eng 223-5 (partnership 34)

Stokes climbs into Jason Holder and belts him over midwicket for four. The fair-skinned all-rounder looks like he could do with a liberal application of aftersun after the close of play, but in terms of temperament he's anything but frazzled out there.

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Peter Collins: Cook could carry his bat for a team score of 400 and still not get his century... but at least he's getting confidence!

Eng 219-5

Shannon Gabriel, who has been remarkably under-utilised today since he claimed the wicket of Jonathan Trott this morning, finally returns to the attack to share the new ball. Cook continues his sedate march towards three figures by helping him round the corner for a single.

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Richard Johnson: Is this the equivalent of safety play in snooker?

New ball

Eng 217-5 (Holder 12-3-28-2)

The West Indies elect to take the new ball immediately. This morning's destroyer-in-chief Jason Holder gets the cherry. Stokes cleverly glides him down to third man for four.

Eng 213-5 (Cook 88, Stokes 13)

Cook and Stokes milk a single each off Permaul, and the new ball is available.

Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes
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Eng 211-5

Samuels, who has outbowled Permaul today without ever really looking like taking a wicket, scoots through another over for the loss of two singles.

Cook's last Test century

Alastair Cook's

last Test century came in the second innings of England's 247-run win against New Zealand at Lord's in May 2013.

He put on 72 for the first wicket with Nick Compton, who contributed just seven from 85 balls in what was his last Test match.

The skipper then put on 130 with Jonathan Trott, batting at three, before falling to Kane Williamson for 130.

Incidentally, a certain Graeme Swann took figures of 10-132 to be named man of the match.

Alastair Cook
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