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Summary

  1. Rain ends play early
  2. Anderson removes Brathwaite in third over
  3. Eng 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136
  4. Malan 65, Chase 4-113
  5. Edgbaston; first Test of three

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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That's us done for the day.

You can read Stephan's match report from Edgbaston here and we'll be back tomorrow at 13:00 BST for day three of this day-night Test.

Until then!

Cook reaches his double century

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

With England's bowling coach Ottis Gibson leaving, I would give James Anderson more responsibility - not a huge technical coach role, but more a kind of mind and strategy coach. They don't have to say he is a coach publicly, but privately, the captain and coach should sit him down and say that they want to make sure they are picking his brains.

It's not been a bad two days at the crease for Alastair Cook.

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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

I like that Joe Root declared as soon as Cook was out. With the conditions and forecast of rain, it was good to get Anderson and Broad out there with the new ball. But Broad's spell was poor. He didn't get the balls in the right areas and it was too wide. Anderson is a joy to watch - he gets it to zip and it challenges the batsmen.

There's still plenty of action ahead in the Twenty20 Blast.

You can follow live coverage of the final round of group matches, along with in-play highlights, over here.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

There's plenty of pressure in international cricket, but in the back of these players minds they must be thinking that people expect them to score big runs against the West Indies bowlers, who are nothing more than a decent county attack. The England players must also think that if they get a score they will be on the plane to Australia.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Malan will be delighted, but 65 isn't enough to guarantee his place on the plane to Australia. Today was a perfect opportunity for him to get a big score. There were runs there for the taking.

Malan reaches maiden Test 50

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Full credit to West Indies' batsmen - they coped with Anderson. Broad didn't find his rhythm - he bowled short and wide. Today was all about Alastair Cook and the way in which he occupied the crease. When you have players of his quality, they never miss out.

Cook straight drive brings up England's 400

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

There are still some spectators in the ground. They're probably enjoying their sing-song behind the Hollies Stand.

Play abandoned for the day

And that, folks, is your lot. Play has been called off for the day.

We'll start 30 minutes earlier in the morning to make up for lost time, so play will get going at 13:30 BST. In fact, it will start at that time for the next three days.

Rain stops play

This is the scene at Edgbaston. Natty floodlights but it's not great cricket weather.

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Joe Devlin: Could listen to Curtly Ambrose talk all day. So much insight. Interviewers utterly rapt.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

If there is no play today, play will start at 13:30 BST tomorrow.

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at Edgbaston

It's smashing down here - I think we're done for the day. Not that that's stopping those gathered at the back of the Hollies Stand. They're producing the loudest singing of the day.

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There is still some cricket going on around the place - the final games of the Twenty20 Blast group stages are in action. You can follow all those matches, and take your pick of commentaries, over here.

You can listen to this chat with Curtly Ambrose by clicking the link at the top of the page.

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James Anderson started the day needing 13 wickets to reach the 500 mark in Test cricket. He got one of them in his second over, as Kraigg Brathwaite edged behind. And Stuart Broad could have had another, had Ben Stokes not shelled a chance in the slips.

Brathwaite caught by Bairstow
Powell dropped by Stokes

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

It's not going to be easy for West Indies. They will have to bat well and try to avoid the follow-on - that will be key. If they don't, they will be in trouble.

England's middle order had a few hiccups as they went searching for quick runs, with the declaration coming once Cook had fallen for 243. England closed their first innings on a mammoth 514-8.

Stokes caught at slip off reverse-sweep
Moeen is caught in the covers
Cook dismissal sparks England declaration

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

The West Indies bowlers weren't penetrative enough on day one. I didn't see any aggression. They took two quick wickets, and a couple more and they would have got into the middle order. But they ran into a road block in Root and Cook. As professionals, they will have days like this, but the body language wasn't good enough. They were hoping something would happen, but it doesn't work like that - you have to make something happen.

If you're just joining us, perhaps hoping for a bit of evening cricket, er. It's raining. So here's a quick reminder of what you've missed.

Alastair Cook continued to accumulate, and Dawid Malan chipped in with his maiden Test half-century. West Indies had an economical first half-hour but England carried on their good form from the first day.

Malan reaches maiden Test 50
Cook reaches his double century

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There's more and more umbrellas going up in the crowds as the hovercover comes on. We've still got another 26 overs left in the day, should we get back on, and we can play until 22:00 BST.

Rain stops play

WI 44-1

Umpire Erasmus has made the signal - we're going off for rain. The groundstaff whip into action as the players slowly trudge off the field.

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Cricketers who sound like roads

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Rod: Garth le Roux.

WI 44-1

Trail by 470

This isn't great from Broad. There's a hint for movement but it's wide, and wide enough for Powell to swing his arms and whack a cover drive to the boundary. The groundstaff are starting to move around beyond the boundary, and a quick glance up at the floodlights shows a steady stream of mizzle is coming down from above. Hope remains watchful for the rest of the over.

Roston Chase sounds like...

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Mark Davies: I think Roston Chase sounds more like a 5K cross country race, traditionally held on New Year's Day.

WI 37-1

I'm enjoying the amount of people in the crowd who have their hoods up, looking freezing, but have been forced to keep their sunglasses on because of the glare from the floodlights. Anderson drops short, the ball drifting wide, and Hope shovels a lovely square drive away for a boundary. Toby Roland-Jones wheels his arms around at fine leg as Anderson completes his over.

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Joshua Hampton: I give it 15 minutes before it rains.

WI 31-1

Powell 11, Hope 19

Broad comes around the wicket to Kieran Powell, presumably trying to square him up, as Kyle Hope nabs a single from the first ball of the over. Powell leaves the next few deliveries, bat high above his head as Broad keeps targeting that fourth stump line, and Broad eventually switches to over the wicket. Powell's response is to flick a very ordinary delivery off his legs and away to the boundary.

How's stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Today is the 135th time Broad and Anderson have opened the bowling together. The next best partnership is Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, who opened together 89 times. Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose are on 86.

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WI 26-1

Anderson 7-2-11-1

Kieran Powell has a wafty drive at Anderson, the ball holding its line before moving away at the last minute, and Bairstow take a good take low down to his right. Powell looks up to the sky and blinks before getting firmly behind the next delivery, and Anderson loses his line as the ball goes sliding down the leg side. The crowd noise is starting to pick up, and there's a collective ooh as Powell chucks another loose drive at an Anderson outswinger .

Here's how England got the early breakthrough in the Edgbaston gloom...

Brathwaite caught by Bairstow

Before Kieran Powell was handed a life by Ben Stokes.

Powell dropped by Stokes

WI 26-1

Trail by 488

Broad, who hasn't really got the hang of this pink ball, bangs in a short ball that sits up invitingly, and Kyle Hope pulls it away for four. It was off the bottom of the bat but he connected nicely, and Mark Stoneman had to duck - and fast. That's better from Broad, getting Hope to push forward, and a thick outside edge flies through Moeen's hands at third slip and away to the third man boundary.

WI 16-1

Hope 8, Powell 7

James Anderson will carry on, with three slips and a gully waiting eagerly. The lights are really cutting through, now. The whites have taken on that iridescent glow. Hope pushes forward, a little tentative as he plays away from his body, and the ball flies off the outside edge and towards the cover fielder with a bounce. There's a big lbw shout against Powell, the ball striking him high on the pad, but Marais Erasmus shakes his head, and England opt against the review. Too high, by the looks of things.

WI 14-1

Trail by 500

It's murky out there but Stuart Broad is going to carry on charging in. Kieran Powell calls debutant Kyle Hope through for a quick single, Hope charges as the throw comes in from cover - oh, and it's close! Hope, with a crab-like, open stance, waits and lets the final delivery of the over go pinging through to Jonny Bairstow.

Cheers, Kal. Hiya! This evening session will mostly be a race against the elements. Plenty of folk pulling on their coats as the Edgbaston sky gets a touch darker.

That's me done. Here's Amy Lofthouse.