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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.

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

England vs West Indies (TEST)

CONCLUDED

ENG vs WI Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

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

England
Ist INN

514/8

(135.5) RR 3.78

2nd INN

137 /10

(45.4) 3

v/s
England beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs
West Indies
Ist INN

168/10

(47.0) RR 3.57

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.

Toss:

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

Preview:

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.

Squads:

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

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3882 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5093 127
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
5 Australia 3518 107
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 5285 278
2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
5 South Africa 4380 258
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