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WATCH: England v West Indies, first Investec Test highlights

WATCH: England v West Indies, first Investec Test highlights

England thrash West Indies in first day/night Test

Hosts England thrashed the West Indies in the first day/night Investec Test Match at Edgbaston by an innings and 209 runs.

Joe Root continued his dream start as England Test Captain with another convincing victory in front of the home crowd as the day/night Test concept proves a success with a near sell-out crowd for all three days.

In truth, the West Indies offered very little as their poor Test record in the UK continues with the hosts looking to end their 17 year wait for a Test win.

Stuart Broad led the charge for England who passed Sir Ian Botham’s Test wicket record of 383 to climb to second place behind Lancashire’s James Anderson.

England look to wrap up the three game series with a victory at Headingley as they come face-to-face in Leeds from Friday 25 August.          

WATCH: England v West Indies, first Test highlights, Day One

WATCH: England v West Indies, first Test highlights, Day Two

WATCH: England v West Indies, first Test highlights, Day Three

England bowler Stuart Broad on Test Match Special: "It's a special day. Ian Botham has been a hero of mine. I used to watch him play. He had a great influence on me.

"He gave me my Test cap in 2007 but six months before that I got a call up to the West Indies and he was there. He gave me advice, saying, 'You're in this position because you've performed for your county so just relax and don't put extra pressure on yourself'. That advice is something I've always tried to hold on to."

England captain Joe Root: "We were relentless on a wicket that did do a little bit. When you have the skill of Broad, Anderson and the other guys, it can be difficult for the opposition.

"It's important we rest up and stay fresh. We now have a bonus day off for the lads to put their feet up."

West Indies captain Jason Holder: "I am not happy. We just weren't good enough. Being beaten in three days is disappointing.

"We need to turn it around. We have to spend next the few days recuperating and coming up with some new plans."

England v West Indies ODI tickets

Next up for England at Emirates Old Trafford is the first Royal London One-Day International on Tuesday 19 September against West Indies.

Tickets start from just £30 for adults and £10 juniors for your last chance to watch the Three Lions in Manchester this summer for an unforgettable day out at our iconic stadium.

Don’t miss out and secure your tickets before we sell out. You can buy tickets via our online store, by calling 08444 999 666 or emailing tickets@lccc.co.uk



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