England vs West Indies Test Cricket

England finished yesterday’s first day of the 1st Test against the West Indies on 348-3 at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

It was the first day night Test match in England played with a pink ball.

England won the toss, batted first and found themselves under early pressure when they lost two wickets for 39 runs off 7.3 overs. They lost their first wicket at 14 off 2.1 overs. Fast bowlers, Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins took the two first wickets, and Roach took the third, that of the England captain, Joe Root for 136. Opening batsman, Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 153.

Cook and Root put on 248 runs for the third wicket, the highest third wicket partnership at Edgbaston, and the highest for any wicket in day-night Tests.

The West Indies bowling was poor, except for a glimmer from Kemar Roach.

So England were 348-3 at the close of play yesterday, the first day of the 1st Test against West Indies at Edgbaston in England. Play is continuing today.