Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    135.5 he's finally out! Appeal for lbw as Cook misses his flick at a pretty straight ball, given not out by Erasmus, and the review is called for. Looks pretty close. Has it straightened enough? No edge. It's hitting leg stump and Cook's epic is over 514/8
    2.1 what a delivery, takes off stump! That's a gem, a good length, pitches at middle and nips past the outside edge to take the top of off stump 14/1
    7.3 full, nips back is lbw! Started with huge appeal for which Erasmus gave not out. Holder calls for a review. A full delivery nips back and Westley misses as he drives. This looks very good. Low down on the front pad. And it's clattering into middle and leg. Three reds. 39/2
    74.2 bowled him, straight through the gate! Roach screams out a warcry as West Indies celebrate the breakthrough after 67 overs of toil... Did that hoop in? It certainly found the gap as Root attempted to drive, Roach was on the money straight away and gets the reward that eluded him during the middle session. Fabulous knock from Root but Windies have dislodged him and have a chink to aim at 287/3
    117.2 edged to slip! Out of nowhere, really, and his chance for a hundred goes begging. A nice piece of bowling, on off stump and it spins away, Malan on the front foot and sends a regulation edge to Blackwood 449/4
    121.1 floated up, Stokes reverse-sweeps... and gloves to slip! Second wicket for Chase, the catch smartly held above his head by Blackwood. Stokes looks a bit miffed to have missed out but off he heads 466/5
    130.4 length, this nips back and YJB chops on! Silence around the ground, barely a celebration from the Windies, but they've got rid of another... Just a cameo from Bairstow, he was maybe trying to run the ball to third man and it came in at him, clipped the inside edge and then deflected off his pads on to the stumps, just dislodging the off bail 505/6
    131.5 gone, chipped into the covers! Cook does lose another partner, Moeen trying to swing Chase down the ground but instead gifting his wicket away. Chase has a third and England have lost 4 for 57 506/7
    not out
    20 (lb 10, nb 7, w 3)
    514/8d (135.5 Overs, RR: 3.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Mark Stoneman, 2.1 ov), 2-39 (Tom Westley, 7.3 ov), 3-287 (Joe Root, 74.2 ov), 4-449 (Dawid Malan, 117.2 ov), 5-466 (Ben Stokes, 121.1 ov), 6-505 (Jonny Bairstow, 130.4 ov), 7-506 (Moeen Ali, 131.5 ov), 8-514 (Sir Alastair Cook, 135.5 ov)
    KAJ Roach2888623.0730
    AS Joseph22310904.9502
    ML Cummins2438713.6203
    JO Holder29.3410313.4902
    RL Chase26.2211344.2900
    KC Brathwaite60601.0000
    2.2 lovely ball, and he's nicked behind! It didn't take long. Anderson gets it full, just outside off, late movement away from Brathwaite who nibbles without any footwork and it's a thin edge to Bairstow 0/1
    17.5 angled in and tapped down towards mid-on, Powell calls for the single - but it's a risk, direct hit! Gone, run out by a yard! Calamitous stuff from West Indies and they've lost two in two overs... It was a good throw from Anderson but Powell really misjudged that 47/3
    16.6 feisty, rearing off a length, clips the shoulder of the bat and flies to gully! Hope has been blasted out by an absolute ripsnorter from Anderson! Stokes this time holds on without drama, it was a straightforward catch after the ball had kicked like Buckaroo and taken Hope completely by surprise. He battled through admirably last night but couldn't do too much with that 45/2
    28.5 timber! Hope plays on, Roland-Jones breaks the (brief) resistance and West Indies are five down... An ill-advised shot, given the circumstances his team were in, trying to drive on the up and there was enough seam movement to mean the ball ended up cannoning into the stumps off the inside edge 89/5
    20.5 bowled 'im! Precision stuff from Anderson, decking back in off a perfect length, Chase can't get his bat down quite in time and edges on to his stumps... The pink ball pops the bails and England are right amongst 'em, here 47/4
    not out
    30.6 that's stone dead lbw! Gets it full and straight, that actually straightens off the seam and beats the outside edge as Dowrich shapes to play towards mid-on and that's clattering off stump. 101/6
    38.3 caught behind after a review! Another one past the outside edge, and Bairstow is convinced he's nicked it! The review is called for. Moeen certainly wasn't sure. There are spikes on Ultra Edge - although did they quite match up? - and this is overturned! Holder isn't impressed. Bat was nowhere near the ground or the pad. Noise can't have been anything else 129/7
    39.5 that's through him! Full at off stump, Roach goes for the drive and this spears past the inside edge to take out off stump 134/8
    45.5 fired in at the stumps, hits the pads and up goes the finger! Joseph misses playing across the line, pinned like a gigantic butterfly on the crease... That looked plumb and S Ravi agreed with Broad, who was off and running in familiar fashion before glancing round to have it confirmed. West Indies still have two reviews left but Joseph doesn't even bother to burn one 162/9
    46.6 tapped down into the leg side, Blackwood is desperately trying to keep the strike... but he only succeeds in running out his partner! Westley the man to dart in from midwicket and throw down the stumps 168/10
    3 (lb 1, w 2)
    168 all out (47 Overs, RR: 3.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 2.2 ov), 2-45 (Kyle Hope, 16.6 ov), 3-47 (Kieran Powell, 17.5 ov), 4-47 (Roston Chase, 20.5 ov), 5-89 (Shai Hope, 28.5 ov), 6-101 (Shane Dowrich, 30.6 ov), 7-129 (Jason Holder, 38.3 ov), 8-134 (Kemar Roach, 39.5 ov), 9-162 (Alzarri Joseph, 45.5 ov), 10-168 (Miguel Cummins, 46.6 ov)
    JM Anderson1563432.2610
    SCJ Broad1634722.9300
    TS Roland-Jones603125.1610
    BA Stokes704005.7100
    MM Ali311515.0000
    26.2 playing back and he's lbw on the stroke of tea! A huge appeal was given not out by S Ravi and England call the review, Moeen was very confident. Brathwaite was a long way across his crease, similar to how Moeen removed Amla a few weeks ago. There's no bat involved. It's three reds! Hitting leg stump full on 76/4
    4.2 edged and taken at first slip! Anderson nips out the first again, maybe could have been left on length but it veered away as Powell pushed stiffly from the crease and sent a fast nick straight into Cook's bucket hands 15/1
    10.1 full, straight and given lbw! After a long talk, Hope calls for the review out of, well, hope. It has angled back in a little, Hope plays around it, but it's umpire's call on clipping leg stump. Not plumb, but out enough with it being given on the field by S Ravi 41/2
    19.1 edged, sharp catch at second slip! Stokes has found some good rhythm in this spell, but it's a loose poke outside off, really. Was just short of a good length, but quite wide, Hope hangs his bat out and the edge is grabbed by the captain 60/3
    33.4 shoots on low, into the pads - Chase has been done! Easy decision for Marais Erasmus, Broad gets his wicket and moves within one of levelling up Ian Botham... Chase might have come forward but couldn't then get his bat down as it seamed in at him 104/6
    30.6 Blackwood dances down early, Moeen fires it flat and wide and through to the keeper, who completes a smart stumping! They've got Blackwood this time, feeding on his attacking instincts and then cannily bowled, leaving the batsman stranded by a good few inches as he threw himself back for the crease 102/5
    37.2 bowled him, neck and crop! That went through Dowrich like a battering ram, seaming in to smash the top of off stump - and it moves Broad clear of Botham as England's second-leading Test wicket-taker! Anderson and Broad are together at the top of the pile 115/8
    33.5 gone first ball! Broad is off and running again, no need to check with the umpire this time... A beauty holding its line on off and Holder can only steer it low to first slip! He's level with Botham and on a hat-trick! 104/7
    44.5 that does the job, full and straight. Very similar to the first-innings dismissal, Roach misses his drive and the stumps are clattered 137/9
    45.4 edged to slip, and that's the win to England. In the channel outside off, excellent line, the outside edge carries low to Stokes who grabs it down to his right 137/10
    not out
    10 (b 9, lb 1)
    137 all out (f/o) (45.4 Overs, RR: 3.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Kieran Powell, 4.2 ov), 2-41 (Kyle Hope, 10.1 ov), 3-60 (Shai Hope, 19.1 ov), 4-76 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 26.2 ov), 5-102 (Jermaine Blackwood, 30.6 ov), 6-104 (Roston Chase, 33.4 ov), 7-104 (Jason Holder, 33.5 ov), 8-115 (Shane Dowrich, 37.2 ov), 9-137 (Kemar Roach, 44.5 ov), 10-137 (Alzarri Joseph, 45.4 ov)
    JM Anderson721221.7100
    SCJ Broad1043433.4000
    TS Roland-Jones6.431822.7000
    BA Stokes94911.0000
    MM Ali1325424.1500

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, Lunch 16.00-16.40, Tea 18.40-19.00, Close 21.00

Match days

17,18,19, August 2017 - day/night match (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 17 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 348/3 (AN Cook 153*, DJ Malan 28*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Aug - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 44/1 (KOA Powell 18*, KA Hope 25*, 16 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Aug - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 137 (45.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Quick end


Last time WI were all-out in fewer overs in their first inns of a Test than the 47 overs in this inns, v Eng at Lord's.

After a while


Last time none of WI''s top-5 batsmen scored more than 25 runs in a Test innings, which was v Aus in Kingston. Highest score among WI's top-5 in this inns is 25.

Mammoth scores


Average of Cook's 200+ scores innings, is the third-highest among 24 players with 4 or more 200s. Only Sehwag and Lara have higher runs/innings in 200+ scores.

Cook's fourth


No. of double-centuries for Cook in Tests. For England, only Hammond (7) has hit more 200s. Hutton also hit 4 200s.

Cook's edgbaston


Previous most Test runs by any batsman at Edgbaston, by David Gower. Cook has gone past that mark to set a new record.

Record Stand at Edgbaston


Runs added by Alastair Cook and Joe Root - Highest for the third wicket at Edgbaston and the highest for any wicket in day-night Tests.

Long time coming


Innings since Alastair Cook scored his previous Test century. Cook's century came against India at Rajkot when he scored 130.

Root's run


Number of consecutive Tests in which Joe Root has got at least one fifty-plus score - joint second-longest such streak for a batsman.

Boundaries galore


Boundaries hit in the first session - the joint second-most in the first session on the first day of any Test in the last-ten years.

Roach ends drought


Balls Kemar Roach went wicket-less in Tests before dismissing Stoneman. His previous scalp was Kusal Mendis at the P Sara Oval in 2015.

Stoneman earns a Test debut


Runs scored by Mark Stoneman in FC matches in 2017 - the second-highest by any batsman in England in the season. Stoneman averaged 57.38 and made 3 centuries.