Alastair Cook 243 puts England in control of day-night Test against West Indies

England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
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Alastair Cook registers 243 as England tighten their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston.

England have tightened their grip on the first day-night Test against the West Indies after Alastair Cook registered a remarkable 243 on day two.

The 32-year-old, England's leading run-scorer of all time, accumulated the third-highest Test score of his career in nine hours and 22 minutes at the crease.

Cook ended up hitting 33 fours off 407 balls, his eventual dismissal at the hands of Roston Chase prompting England's declaration at 514-8 before tea.

Meanwhile Dawid Malan, looking to secure a place at number five, scored 65, his maiden Test half-century.

West Indies had reached 44-1, 470 behind, when rain forced the players off with 26 overs left to bowl.

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