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England vs West Indies: 1st Test, Day 1 at Birmingham - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 18, 2017, 8:07 AM IST


ENG vs WI Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 17 August, 2017



(135.5) RR 3.78

West Indies


(47.0) RR 3.57

England beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs
England vs West Indies: 1st Test, Day 1 at Birmingham - As It Happened

Catch all the action of the first day of the historic day-night Test between England and West Indies at Edgbaston through our live commentary.


England win toss and opt to bat first against West Indies.


The first of a three-match series between England and West Indies starts at Edgbaston on Thursday with the inaugural day/night Test in England.

Leading British bookmaker William Hill have Joe Root's men as 1/5-on favourites to triumph in Birmingham, with the West Indies 12/1 against. The reason for the huge disparity in the odds is not hard to find — since 1997, excluding matches against the often struggling Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the West Indies have won just three out of 86 away Tests, losing 66 and drawing 17.

Their last Test win on English soil was at Edgbaston back in 2000 and it would constitute a major upset if they defeated an England side who come into this match on the back of a 3-1 series win at home to South Africa.


England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Toby Roland-Jones, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Mason Crane, Chris Woakes

West Indies: Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Hope, Miguel Cummins, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6939 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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