West Indies target 470 deficit in pink-ball Test against England

The England captain put on a third-wicket stand of 248 alongside Alastair Cook at Edgbaston

And if they are, what does this say about the quality of out and out batsmen in England at the moment?

"If we do that well we should be in a good position come the end of it".

Malan, who made just 35 runs in two matches in the recent South Africa series, was delighted to make a contribution and learn from one of the best in game.

His fun was interrupted, however, when Roach produced an outstanding delivery in his second over - one that offered to swing back into the left-hander at pace but then held its line to scrape the pad and take the off-bail.

Stuart Broad overtook Sir Ian Botham's tally of 383 Test wickets to move to second in the all-time England list after his three wickets in the second innings. "Yesterday we weren't at our best", the Barbadian said.

On a cold, damp day, England had been, first, inspired by Anderson (3-34) and Toby Roland-Jones as they forced the Windies to follow on, bowling them out for 168 by early in the post-lunch session in response to England's mammoth 8-514 declared. The batting is full of confidence although we lost that early wicket ...

Defeat left the West Indies without a Test win in England since 2000. It's all about moving forward from here and performing for the Windies.

"(But) each player has to look themselves in the mirror and see where they can improve". Instead, on 10, he attempted a reverse sweep and was smartly caught by an alert Jermaine Blackwood at slip, and the atmosphere went audibly flat.

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Blackwood, who made a century against England in their last Test series in the Caribbean in 2015, top-scored with 79 not out in the first innings, having been recalled to the team for the first time since last year's tour of the UAE.

Stoneman lasted just six deliveries before being bowled by a near-unplayable delivery from Roach.

"I needed that", he said.

The International Cricket Council introduced the option of countries playing day-night tests in a bid to "enhance the public appeal of cricket's oldest format" and so that test cricket "remains relevant in the modern age". "We'd talked about the lights coming on and it going a bit darker, all I was thinking for that whole spell was "try and hit the top of off stump and if it does anything either way, just make sure you're in the game".

"I know it's simple and boring, but all we tried to do was do the basics well".

As on the first day, the former captain was nearly entirely untroubled as he batted at his own tempo with the aim of eliminating all errors. "We were poor. If you are conceding 53 boundaries in a day it shows a lack of discipline", Windies bowling coach Roddy Estwick said.

On Thursday, the England paceman will be playing an worldwide match with them, one of a raft of new challenges facing him and his teammates in Birmingham in their first-ever day-night test.

He acknowledges, as have others, that England will simply have to learn as they go along. "So it's important for us to stay with it, and come back strongly".

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