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West Indies training under lights

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

England gears up for pink-ball bow

West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

Stuart Broad bowls with the pink ball as England train under lights

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'

England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

Moeen Ali celebrates his five-wicket haul as South Africa are rolled aside at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Moeen's ten-for leads England rout of SA

South Africa wrapped up England's innings midway through the afternoon session on the fourth day, leaving themselves a target of 331 to win the first Test

Ken Farnes and Hedley Verity return to England at the end of the 1939 tour of South Africa

Edging Towards Darkness

The game that didn't end

At Kingsmead in 1939, with war looming over Europe, England and South Africa kept playing and playing and playing

Moeen Ali claimed Temba Bavuma as his third wicket of the innings

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Cook nudges England into position of strength

England ground their way into a dominant position in the first Test of the series on the back of handy contributions from Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook

Moeen Ali trapped Hashim Amla lbw for 29

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Moeen, Broad press England advantage

England's efforts to turn a strong position in the first Test into a decisive one were led by rousing all-round contributions from Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali