Root makes century in England's 1st day-night test

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Captain Joe Root led England's first foray into day-night test cricket with an unbeaten century against the West Indies on Day 1 of the series-opener on Thursday.

Root was 103 not out at the tea break and had former skipper Alastair Cook for company on 85 not out, with their 176-run stand for the third wicket taking England to 215-2 and well clear of an uneasy start against the pink ball.

On his way to his 13th test century, Root also became only the sixth man to score a half-century in 11 consecutive tests. AB de Villiers holds the outright record with half-centuries in 12 straight tests.