making theirground. renee, lael, thank you very much for your time this evening. that's almost it for tonight, but before we go, you might foreign secretary borisjohnson was in libya this week, where he was welcomed by a libyan military band giving a tuneful rendition of the national anthem. at least, we think it's the national anthem. see for yourself. band plays out of tune hello and welcome to sports date with me, will peary. hero the headlines: ben stokes hits his entry for england at headingley. but the west indies dominate the first day of the second test. after all the chaos, all the hype, floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor finally weigh in. and we look ahead to tomorrow night's rugby world cup
final with england's women. they are looking to retain their title. hello and welcome to sports day. a busy bank holiday sport. we start with cricket. ben stokes had a century on the opening date of the test against the opening date of the test against the west indies. but the story of the west indies. but the story of the day was the much improved performance of the tourists at headingley, as patrick geary reports. adshed into headingley‘s memory, great cricketers of the past, meant a shock and awe. so sharp focus on these men, a team with stars currently playing in other shirts on other shores, and yet a team which seems to have rediscovered a bygone energy. those, alastair cook fell to shannon
gabriel. didn't the new boys were picked on, tom westley and mark sturman pummelling for passports. —— stumbling. joe root escaped. so to ben stokes, the west indian catching up ben stokes, the west indian catching up to their bowling. joe root went 250 for a record equalling i2 up to their bowling. joe root went 250 for a record equalling 12 is draped test. persistent and poignant, as a boy, he would have been amongst them. joe root went for 59. having corrected one early mistake, one remained outstanding. ben stokes is often outstanding. having been dropped, he can be uncatchable. but a chance game. a ball later came a century which might never have happened, and upon which england have relied. gabriel, the man whose catching or lack of
allowed ben stokes to get the 100, sealed his late. england 258 all out. they got current power before the close. then, this was a day which should have gone better. —— kieran power. it is sensational cricket. there is no such thing as an easy game. there were some bowlers did a greatjob. they contained really well and picked up wickets when they needed to. so yes, i thought they bowled well. let me whether and conor mcgregor are weighing in for this weekend's super fight in las vegas. —— floyd may weather. —— mayweather. chris eubank thinks the irishman could create a big shock that not many expect. everything is possible. conor
mcgregor has developed. i'm a fan of boxing. i don't choose size between floyd mayweather or conor mcgregor. lam floyd mayweather or conor mcgregor. iamjust floyd mayweather or conor mcgregor. i am just looking for who will dig deepest and who will show me what rocky inspired in me, go beyond the call of duty, doing what is mad, crazy, insane, in cyril nri. batman is coming from hunger, in conor mcgregor. —— insein, extraordinary. —— kieran power. if he brings the celtic warrior and makes the fight, anything and anything could happen, and that is why i am here. that is why i have travelled here to see. it is not a farce. it is a fast if he uses his tools in the wrong way.
sarah hunter believes it would be indescribable if england retain the rugby world cup tomorrow. the two sides go head—to—head for a fourth time in belfast. it has been described as one of the greatest rivalries in women's sport. when england and new zealand meet on the pitch, it will be a familiar story for the rugby world cup final. they had not meant —— they have not met once or twice, but five times. but the blackburns have beaten england in every final they have played in. in fact, they have not lost a rugby cup in fact, they have not lost a rugby cu p world in fact, they have not lost a rugby cup world final —— rugby world cup final. -- cup world final —— rugby world cup final. —— kieran power. cup world final —— rugby world cup final. -- kieran power. these are the guess you really look forward to. big e is where you beat teams ——
the games ljubic is in for a five tries, they are not that exciting. hunico you need to be a stupid decisions. i hope it will be one of those games. —— you need to be making good decisions. a record global audience for a women's world cup final is expected. for a semifinal between england and france alone, we saw a french tv audience of about 3 million. who will win? even the bookies can't call it. it is expected to be that close. it is the challenge cup final tomorrow at wembley. hull fc at taking on wigan. the warriors are hoping to be the first team to win the competition 20 times. all the talk about greatness
and dynasties, is not about that. we are here to win a cup final. the rest will ta ke are here to win a cup final. the rest will take care of itself. all the plaudits in the name of that will follow. —— or the plaudits and names will follow. we had a great trading week this week. if we do we practice and stick to the game plan, and make sure we have a clear head, we have a chance of getting literally. —— we have a chance of getting literally. — — warriors. we have a chance of getting literally. —— warriors. they will be a massive game for us. formula 1 returns this week after a massive break. lewis hamilton send a message to sebastian vettel. he was the fastest in practice today. tom clarkson was watching. formula 1 sprung back into life today. as befits a bank holiday weekend, the
way they is playing a part. —— the weather is playing a part. and in this happen. rain this afternoon. there was a fast laps of a second training session. lewis hamilton was the fastest, which bodes well ahead ofa the fastest, which bodes well ahead of a weekend in which it needs to close the gap to sebastian vettel at the top of the world championships. he was a day for the breakaway as tim emirates took the victory in la vuelta. —— team emirates. it was the 1-1 vuelta. —— team emirates. it was the 1—1 draw at bristol city tonight. jenni pedersen was on hand to score after a goal scramble. but the lead
did not last long. steve bruce's saguenay point, and aston villa have just one one of their five games. —— steve bruce's team won a point. the netherlands takes on belgian on saturday, and the same two sides are facing in the womens tomorrow. and canoeists and wheat andjimmy young tomorrow. and canoeists and wheat and jimmy young have won the first gold medals in the canoe sprint
world championships in the czech republic. young is joined world championships in the czech republic. young isjoined on the vl three podium. that is all from sports stay with me, will carry. the team, it is good night. —— will perry. lots of events and sport and we can. we will look at the uk forecast in a moment. first of all, i will show you the latest satellite picture of will perry. you see a defined by developing there. it is strengthening and has strengthened over the last few hours. but this is a rainfall forecast. it will still
be rating in texas into the start of next week. catastrophic, life—threatening flooding forecast asa life—threatening flooding forecast as a result of the prolific rain. a few showers around for us. parts of scotland, working through northern england, and some will be had tomorrow morning. a scattering of showers in the north—east of scotland, the north—east of england, the pennines, but elsewhere, it is mainly dry. if you get a shower, it won't last long. a mixture of cloud and sunshine. 18 is a low 20s. cricket continuing at headingley, and it is looking fine to the next few days. is warming up a little as the weekend goes on. the game of by the weekend goes on. the game of rugby going on in belfast. it is
looking fairly dry. showers are p°pped looking fairly dry. showers are normed up looking fairly dry. showers are popped up in scotland and northern england, and they will fade away on saturday evening and saturday night. a few mist and fog patches around, but of equal on saturday night. a few spots will be around the 10 celsius mark. then into sunday, a vast majority of you will have a lovely day. a bit of cloud and breeze, north—east of scotland could season patchy rain at that. a few spots it is in scotland will be getting to about 20 celsius. change is afoot for monday, as the weather system which is a band of renegade scotla nd system which is a band of renegade scotland and northern ireland, with strengthening winds. the bank holiday, big contrast where you are, when the and wet in the north—west, but that range of weather and temperatures contrast with the
south—east, where it will be warmer. this is bbc news. the headlines: the most powerful storm to hit the united states in more than a decade theirs down on the coast of texas. the state authorities say the president is to declare a major disaster, as forecasters say that up to one metre of rain could fall. police in brussels shoot dead a man who attacked two soldiers with a machete. it is being treated as a terrorist incident. at least 28 people have died in northern india, after police used live ammunition of supporters of a self—styled holy man, who has been convicted of rape. the us announces tough new sanctions against venezuela, branding nicholas maduro's government a corrupt, repressive dictatorship.