Cricket

Cook double-century carries England to 514-8 dec. vs. WI

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Alastair Cook's 243 carried England to 514-8 declared against the West Indies and a powerful position on Day 2 of the day-night test on Friday.

West Indies was 44-1 in reply when rain ended play early and saved the tourists from having to face a full final session under the floodlights at Edgbaston.

West Indies is still a long way behind in the series opener, trailing by 470 runs and already a man down. Kraigg Brathwaite fell for a duck to James Anderson, caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

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