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UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the second day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Friday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings A. Cook lbw b Chase 243 M. Stoneman b Roach 8 T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8 J. Root b Roach 136 D. Malan c Blackwood b Chase

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Rain holds up England after Cook makes 243

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 Rain held up England's progress after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 on the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.

Cricket-Cook passes 200 as England turn screw on Windies

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 Alastair Cook completed a fine double century as England advanced smoothly to 449 for four at lunch on the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.

Cricket-Australia captain Smith backs Khawaja for recall

MELBOURNE, Aug 18 Australia captain Steve Smith has backed discarded batsman Usman Khawaja for a recall and a "big" home summer against England after he was overlooked for the test series in India.

Cricket-Australia spearhead Starc to miss India white-ball tour

MELBOURNE, Aug 18 Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the limited-overs tour of India starting next month as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

UPDATE 3-Cricket-Sublime Root, Cook tons put England in command v Windies

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 17 England's Joe Root and Alastair Cook crafted superb centuries to lead the hosts to a commanding 348 for three on the opening day of their first day-night test against West Indies on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Thursday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings A. Cook not out 153 M. Stoneman b Roach 8 T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8 J. Root b Roach 136 D. Malan not out 28 Extras (lb-8 nb-4 w-3)

Cricket-Cook, Root lead England recovery

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 17 England recovered from a typically stuttering start with the bat in their first day-night test to move on to 108 for two at lunch on the opening day of the series against West Indies on Thursday.

Cricket-England win toss and bat in their first day-night test

LONDON, Aug 17 English cricket took a plunge into the future -- and also into the unknown -- on Thursday as it launched into its first day-night test match against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies line-ups

Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between England and West Indies on Thursday in Birmingham, England England won toss and decided to bat England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Toby Roland-Jones, Stuart Broad, James Anderson West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Kyle Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Alzarr

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