Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day two England 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113 West Indies 44-1 West Indies trail by 470 runs Scorecard Alastair Cook remorselessly churned out 243 as England tightened their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston. Cook batted for almost 10 hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England’s declaration at 514-8. Dawid Malan, looking…

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Cook & Root hit centuries as England dominate – report & highlights

Cook & Root hit centuries as England dominate – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day one England 348-3: Cook 153*, Root 136 West Indies: Yet to bat Scorecard Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominated West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK. Cook batted through the day for his unbeaten 153, sharing 248 with skipper Root, who made 136, as England racked up 348-3 at Edgbaston. Opener…

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Britain's Best Cook: Mary Berry to judge new BBC cooking contest

Britain's Best Cook: Mary Berry to judge new BBC cooking contest

The BBC has announced a new TV cookery competition – with Mary Berry as the lead judge. Britain’s Best Cook will be broadcast on BBC One and presented by Claudia Winkleman. The BBC said 10 contestants will compete across eight episodes, serving meals that reflect both the modern and classic dishes of British home cooking. Berry said: “I am never more at home than when I have my judging hat on.” She continued: “This series…

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Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple’s chief executive has confirmed it is developing a self-driving car system. But Tim Cook indicated that it is too soon to say whether it would license the tech to other carmakers or try to build its own vehicles. His interview with the Bloomberg news agency yielded his most detailed comments about the project to date. Until now, Apple had avoided publicly discussing its plans, although it had confirmed the scheme in US filings. There…

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Cook Like a Pro with this At-Home Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Cook Like a Pro with this At-Home Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Photo Credit: Anova Make insanely easy and professional sous vide dishes at home with the new Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker. You’ll feel like a top chef and get results to match with the smartest way to cook on the market. All you need is a re-sealable plastic bag, whatever you want to cook, and your phone to achieve flavor beyond anything you thought you could ever make for yourself at home. Sous…

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Joe Root: England name batsman Test captain, succeeding Alastair Cook

Joe Root: England name batsman Test captain, succeeding Alastair Cook

Media playback is not supported on this device Joe Root has been named as England’s new Test captain. The Yorkshire batsman, 26, succeeds Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after more than four years in charge. “It is a huge honour to be given the Test captaincy,” said Root, who will be the 80th man to lead the country in the longest form of the game. “I feel privileged, humbled and very excited.” Root steps…

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Cook was 'drained' by captaincy before retiring – Strauss

Cook was 'drained' by captaincy before retiring – Strauss

Media playback is not supported on this device Alastair Cook had become “drained” as England Test captain, says England’s director of cricket Andrew Strauss. Cook stepped down on Monday after a record 59 matches in charge. “He was getting drained by the relentlessness of being England captain,” Strauss told the BBC’s sports editor Dan Roan. Strauss added that vice-captain Joe Root would be a strong candidate to take over but refused “to rule anyone in…

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Cook quits as England Test captain after record 59 Tests

Cook quits as England Test captain after record 59 Tests

Media playback is not supported on this device Alastair Cook has resigned as England Test captain after a record 59 matches in charge. The 32-year-old Essex batsman took the role in August 2012 and led his country to Ashes victories in 2013 and 2015. However, during last year’s 4-0 Test series defeat in India he admitted to having “questions” over his role. “Stepping down has been an incredibly hard decision but I know this is…

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