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Alastair Cook looks set to knock Virat Kohli out of top 5 in ICC Test Rankings

Alastair Cook looks set to knock Virat Kohli out of top 5 in ICC Test Rankings

Cook has gained 6 points to achieve his best rankings in the last 3 years after previously being in fifth place in March 2013. 

WATCH: James Anderson dismisses Kraig Brathwaite for a duck with lethal inswinger vs WI

WATCH: James Anderson dismisses Kraig Brathwaite for a duck with lethal inswinger vs WI

As for the match, it was yet another astounding day for England in their first day-night Test, against West Indies. Alastair Cook struck his fourth Test double ton and Dawid Maland notched up his maiden Test fifty as England declared at 514 at the loss of seven wickets.

ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Alastair Cook, James Anderson pile on agony for West Indies

ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Alastair Cook, James Anderson pile on agony for West Indies

West Indies were 44 for one in reply to England`s imposing 514 for eight declared, a deficit of 470 runs, when rain ended the second day`s play early in the third session.

WATCH: Alastair Cook reaches his 4th Test double hundred in funniest way

WATCH: Alastair Cook reaches his 4th Test double hundred in funniest way

Cook, 32, notched up the landmark in the 113th over of England's first innings when he edged a delivery from Kemar Roach past gully. Kyle Hope, fielding at third man, found himself nutmegged by the ball, and conceded a boundary.

England vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 – As it happened...

England vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 – As it happened...

Follow England-West Indies day-night Test live score updates.

Joe Root equals Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag to smash fifty-plus scores in 11 consecutive Tests

Joe Root equals Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag to smash fifty-plus scores in 11 consecutive Tests

Apart from it, his 189 ball-136 was his third consecutive Test ton in the first Test match in the series and fifth overall. With it, Root is also the first English captain since Graham Gooch to notch up a century at Edgbaston.

WATCH: Classic Joe Root knock deflates West Indies in first day-night Test

WATCH: Classic Joe Root knock deflates West Indies in first day-night Test

Root won the toss and elected to bat first, but the hosts soon lost two wickets. However, former captain Alastair Cook and Root produced a brilliant counter attacking play against the Caribbeans.

England vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 — As it happened...

England vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 — As it happened...

Follow England-West Indies day-night Test live score updates.

Mark Stoneman gets England call up for West Indies series; Keaton Jennings dropped

Mark Stoneman gets England call up for West Indies series; Keaton Jennings dropped

By replacing Jennings, Stoneman will form another all-left-handed combination at the top of England`s order with Cook in a match that starts at Birmingham`s Edgbaston ground on Thursday, July 17.

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Keaton Jennings rides his luck as hosts extend lead on Day 3

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Keaton Jennings rides his luck as hosts extend lead on Day 3

England were 74 for one in their second innings, a lead of 252 runs at stumps on a gloomy third day where rain meant only 32 overs out of scheduled 98 were bowled.

WATCH: Quinton de Kock takes one-handed blinder to dismiss England skipper Joe Root

WATCH: Quinton de Kock takes one-handed blinder to dismiss England skipper Joe Root

Looking at the game, England finished up day one action losing four and scoring 171 in total. Cook stands at 72 off 161 deliveries with Ben Stokes to accompany him.  

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Vernon Philander at double as Alastair Cook defies Proteas attack on Day 1

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Vernon Philander at double as Alastair Cook defies Proteas attack on Day 1

England were 171 for four at stumps, having won the toss, with 31 of the scheduled 90 overs lost to bad weather on the opening day of the 100th Test at The Oval.

Alastair Cook picks his All-Time XI; Graham Gooch to lead, but no Indian in the list

Alastair Cook picks his All-Time XI; Graham Gooch to lead, but no Indian in the list

In a recent video posted by Lord's Twitter account, Cook revealed his all-time XI which surprisingly did not feature any Indian cricketer including the great Tendulkar. 

England crumble as South Africa win second Test by 340 runs

England crumble as South Africa win second Test by 340 runs

No England batsman made a fifty in an innings where former captain Alastair Cook's 42 was the top score.

WATCH: Chris Morris' lethal bouncer, Quinton de Kock's acrobatics lead to Alastair Cook's dismissal

WATCH: Chris Morris' lethal bouncer, Quinton de Kock's acrobatics lead to Alastair Cook's dismissal

England presently lead the four-match series 1-0, but as the situation stands, they look likely to see the Proteas go level.

ENG vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 2: South Africa declare on day three to leave England with target of 474

ENG vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 2: South Africa declare on day three to leave England with target of 474

No Test team have scored more than 418 to win, while the record at Trent Bridge is a more modest 284-7, which England chalked up to beat New Zealand in 2004.

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: All-round England beat South Africa by 211 runs with more than a day to spare at Lord's

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: All-round England beat South Africa by 211 runs with more than a day to spare at Lord's

The Proteas, set 331 to win, collapsed to 119 all out inside 37 overs. The result meant Joe Root, who made 190 in the hosts' first innings 458, enjoyed a resounding victory in his first Test as England captain, with his side now 1-0 up in this four-match series.

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Alastair Cook fifty helps hosts take complete control on Day 3

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Alastair Cook fifty helps hosts take complete control on Day 3

England were 119 for one in their second innings at stumps on the third day, a lead of 216 runs in this opening match of a four-Test series.

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Joe Root leads from the front with unbeaten 184 on Day 1

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Joe Root leads from the front with unbeaten 184 on Day 1

Root, dropped twice, and Ben Stokes (56) shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 114 to dig England out of a deep hole after they had stumbled to 82 for four at lunch having won the toss in excellent batting conditions.

ENG vs SA: England look to 'positive' Joe Root in Test series against South Africa

ENG vs SA: England look to 'positive' Joe Root in Test series against South Africa

Root was appointed in February after Alastair Cook, still in the team purely as an opening batsman, stood down but this week`s match will be England`s first Test since the change of skipper.