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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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  1. See ya!

    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

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

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    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.

  15. Roy hits rapid fifty for Surrey in T20 Blast

    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.

  16. Post update

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.