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Summary

  1. Cook 153*; Root 136
  2. Cook & Root add 248 from 39-2
  3. Malan 28* - dropped on 2 at slip
  4. Debutant Stoneman 8, Westley 8
  5. Inaugural day-night Test in England
  6. First match of three-Test series

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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See ya!

Right, it's time for us to leave you. Feels weird, rounding off a Test match at 10pm, but I've thoroughly enjoyed today.

You can read Stephan's match report over here. We'll be back at 1:30 tomorrow to see what day two has in store. Spoiler - it's gonna rain.

Thanks, as always, for your company. In a bit!

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Yes, West Indies are a young side but they showed basic cricket knowledge. Their one chance was the new ball, to give themselves some momentum. But they got the tactics wrong by not taking the new ball straight away.

'We had to send a reminder to the captain'

West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick, speaking to Sky Sports: "We didn't have one of our better days. We were poor. If you are conceding 53 boundaries in a day it shows a lack of discipline. We would bowl three or four good balls then a poor one.

"We needed to hit our lengths hard and we knew it was going to swing in the twilight, but we didn't execute our plan. It was a lack of concentration and we need to learn from it very quickly.

"We discussed that after 80 overs we would need to take the new ball as quickly as possible, but we didn't take it so we had to send a quiet reminder to the captain. It was disappointing."

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

It was fascinating to see the amount of hype and excitement about the ball, but there's been hardly any movement or seaming around. It would have been nice to have learned a lot more about Westley and Stoneman today. Tomorrow we will see more and more runs - it is going to be a tough time for West Indies.

'The older it got, the easier it was to see'

More from Joe Root: "Generally, we found the older it got, the easier it was to see. The twilight period didn't go well for me but for the guys at the back end there - that seemed to be the danger period in other games, and the guys at the end did really well.

"It didn't do a huge amount but it wasn't very consistent, and you would get balls that didn't move, before all of a sudden you got one with more shape. Today I felt there was a bit there.

"It's been frustrating, the past two or three years, for me, to not kick on enough. You want to lead from the front and I'm really pleased with how today went."

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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

I'm all for innovation. Test match cricket needs to do things to regenerate the crowd. But the product today was poor. England played nicely, especially Root and Cook. However, it wasn't a great day as a spectacle.

I want to see day-night Tests to be played more often in this country, one every year. But it was a poor contest. West Indies bowled so badly. We didn't find anything out about the pink ball today because of the way West Indies bowled.

'It felt like a one-dayer'

England captain Joe Root, who made 136, speaking to Sky Sports: "Today was about making sure if we got into a position of strength and drive it forward. It's something we did well in the last two games and to do it today is brilliant, but it'll mean nothing if we don't back it up tomorrow.

"We did practise at different points in the day to make sure we had all areas covered. I know it's simple, and boring, but all we tried to do was do the basics well. We went in with an open mind and played the situation in front of us.

"After the start, it felt like a one-dayer, because we got off to a flier. It was about calming ourselves down. The atmosphere was electric and for Cooky to be 150 not out is great going into tomorrow."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

The concentration from Cook to bat 90 overs, whoever you're facing, is remarkable. The routine that he produces ball after ball is just fantastic.

And then Alastair Cook followed suit, reaching his 10th score of 150, and doing it in typical Cook fashion.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

We've seen already that batting at number four helps Root. In the five Tests we've seen him captaining, his batting seems exactly the same as we've seen over the past few years. He is Joe Root the batsman when he goes out to the middle, not the captain. He looked in fine form.

First, it was Root that reached his century, courtesy of shots like these...

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Tom Westley must be thinking it is one massive opportunity missed, playing such a poor shot. The two senior pros realised what was happening out there and decided to cash in against this kind of attack. Cook has bedded himself in to get a monster score.

Joe Root and Alastair Cook came together with England 39-2, after Mark Stoneman got this peach...

And Tom Westley was dismissed after this wonderful review from Jason Holder.

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The local WI would fancy their chances against this WI....

Dan in Plymouth

A standing ovation from the England dressing and the Edgbaston crowd for Alastair Cook, who raises his bat in acknowledgement before meandering up the stairs. West Indies, meanwhile, look pretty downcast as they make their way off the field.

Stumps: Eng 348-3

Cook 153, Malan 28

Dawid Malan gets off strike to Chase's first ball, before Cook clumps a single to watch the final two ball of the overs from the other end. Malan pokes the final ball up to cover, the fielder comes in - and misses it. A misfield to end the day. Oddly fitting.

The final over of the day is upon us, and it'll be Roston Chase to bowl it.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Incredible stuff. It's classic Cook, just doing the simple things. He's played so nicely off his legs today. He's such a solid rock. It doesn't matter about the conditions or the fanfare.

Eng 345-3

Cook 152, Malan 26

This is Cook's 10th score of 150 plus for England. And I couldn't tell you a single shot that he's played. He just accumulates runs so well. Kraigg Brathwaite is back on and he concedes just a single as Dawid Malan knocks the ball through point.

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I made 386 last night on Cricket Captain 2017 (other Cricket Captain games are available) with Cook. Is he on the way to mimicking such virtual achievements?

Craig, Cardiff.

150 for Cook

Eng 344-3

Onto the pads strays Joseph - or more accurately, onto the hips - and Cook obligingly tickles it down to the third man boundary. This is Cook's highest Test score since his 263 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, back in 2015. He has made two centuries in the interim - 105 against Pakistan and 130 against India - but this has surpassed those totals. Another boundary for Cook, and that's his 150! He waves his bat at the crowd while Root, grin firmly in place, applauds from the balcony.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I do think that when England are bowling under the lights they will get the ball talking. Jimmy Anderson won't be spraying it around - he'll find a way of controlling it.

Eng 333-3

Cook 143, Malan 24

Four more! A weary-looking Joseph, down on the boundary, lets the ball trickle through his fingers as Cook whips Roach off his hip for four. This is wayward from Roach now, successive deliveries sliding wide across Cook, before Cook clubs away a full delivery for a leisurely single. Malan then plays a little edgily at a delivery that hugs off stump, trying to play it down, but it ends up bobbling towards gully, who pulls off a smart stop.

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Eng 328-3

Joseph 16-2-74-0

Joe Root has got his hood up as he chats to Mark Ramprakash. He looks like a moody teenager. Alzarri Joseph is on next and he spears some rubbish down the leg side, which Cook almost falls over as he tries to help it on towards the boundary, before he contents himself with flicking a single off his pads. The Hollies Stand is still going strong as Malan clips a couple through two. Malan tries to get Cook to run three but Cook, having been out there for 262 deliveries, is having none of it. He can stand and watch as Malan pulls, and pulls handsomely, for four.

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Bairdy: Regardless of the pitch and quality of the attack, a good score by Malan will do his chances of an Ashes tour no harm.

Patrick Brennan: It gets to the point where you almost want to support the WI just to make a game of it!

Eng 319-3

Malan 18, Cook 135

Shot! That's lovely from Malan, middling a delivery from Roach that was swinging away from him, and thumping it away to the boundary. The rest of the over is fairly uneventful, Malan chopping down on a delivery and just about avoiding an edge onto his stumps.

Eng 314-3

Cummins 19-3-61-1

Miguel Cummins will take the second over with the new ball and, er, promptly bowls a no ball first up. His first legal delivery isn't much better, either, sliding down the leg side and Malan ignores it. And that's four. Short, wide, and summarily carved through backward point by Malan. This has been a dreadful 15 minutes for West Indies, to go with a middling overall performance.

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Jack Mendel: I reckon Aussies secretly organised this WI tour to lure England selectors into a false sense of security before Ashes.

As Cricinfo's Dan Brettig pointed out earlier, Australia played West Indies before the 2015 Ashes series. And look how well that went for them...

Eng 307-3

Cook 134, Malan 9

Kemar Roach is back, two slips and a gully hovering, as Alastair Cook faces up. He gets a wide delivery that swings away from the batsman as it pitches, before Cook gets a boundary off a thick outside edge. That bounced before it went flying past second slip but it was tantalisingly closed to the man's outstretched hand. Edgbaston looks a picture now, illuminated by the lights, as Cook gets an easy single. Now, what's Roach's plan to Malan going to be? Targeting the off stump, by the looks of things, and Malan lets three successive deliveries go past him.

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Mike Bell: Body language amongst West Indies players and coaching staff shows they are a long way away from being all in it together. Not a happy group.

New ball

Eng 302-3

We're going to take the new ball! Finally. It's taken someone running on from the dressing room with a message from the coach to get them to take the new ball. I mean. It's not great, is it?

Eng 302-3

A West Indies substitute fielder is hanging behind the boundary ropes, having just been given a very stern message from Stuart Law. Brathwaite gets through his over and Malan, utterly untroubled, slaps everything away. He's the stand-in captain and the substitute fielder comes racing over to him. He's been told to take the new ball.

That was an odd bit of decision-making from Holder and, to be honest, it's tactically poor. Not taking the new ball, taking off the man who has taken two wickets and then having to leave the field with some sort of niggle. And we're going to continue with the spin and the old ball.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

This is the most ridiculous passage of play I've ever seen. Before he went off, I felt like shouting to Jason Holder and telling him that he has 10 overs to get back into this Test match.

Eng 301-3

Cook 128, Malan 9

Stuart Law is not a happy bunny. Stern faced at the best of times, he's got a real look of bemusement on his face. Roston Chase whirls through the rest of the over, Cook bringing up the 300 with a ping off the pads.

Fazeer Mohammed

TMS commentator

Why did he not take the new ball? It just complicates it even further if he's now injured. Coach Stuart Law with his head in his hands is the picture of the day.

Eng 298-3

Alastair Cook, probably thrilled that he's not having to face that new ball just yet, lets three balls go past him. Jason Holder is really struggling here. In fact, he's going to have to leave the field! He's grimacing and limping a touch, and he's thrown the ball at Roston Chase to complete the over. Stuart Law, the West Indies coach, has his head in his hands. That was a strange few minutes.