Bopara to the power of three

Andrew Strauss & Chris Gayle

Andrew Strauss & Chris Gayle - No hard feelings: the captains toss up  

Lumley Castle, Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Lumley Castle, Riverside, Chester-le-Street - The view of the Riverside ground from Lumley Castle  

Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Riverside, Chester-le-Street - A sparse crowd at the Riverside on day one  

Fidel Edwards & Alastair Cook

Fidel Edwards & Alastair Cook - Edwards bounds in, sleeves buttoned at the wrist  

Denesh Ramdin & Andrew Strauss

Denesh Ramdin & Andrew Strauss - Ramdin celebrates the catch  

West Indies & England

West Indies & England - And receives plaudits from his skipper Chris Gayle when Asoka de Silva raises the finger  

Peacock feathers, Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Peacock feathers, Riverside, Chester-le-Street - An attempt to lighten up a gloomy day in Durham  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - Cook opens his shoulders  

Alastair Cook & Ravi Bopara

Alastair Cook & Ravi Bopara - The hundred partnership comes up from 202 balls  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - Cook salutes his ninth Test century  

Ravi Bopara, Alastair Cook & Lendl Simmons

Ravi Bopara, Alastair Cook & Lendl Simmons - The duo milk Simmons' part-time bowling  

Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara - Bopara hits out approaching his ton  

Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara - Bopara salutes century number three  

Andrew Strauss & Chris Gayle Lumley Castle, Riverside, Chester-le-Street Riverside, Chester-le-Street Fidel Edwards & Alastair Cook Denesh Ramdin & Andrew Strauss West Indies & England Peacock feathers, Riverside, Chester-le-Street Alastair Cook Alastair Cook & Ravi Bopara Alastair Cook Ravi Bopara, Alastair Cook & Lendl Simmons Ravi Bopara Ravi Bopara