Anderson bowls England to series victory at Lord’s
England pace bowler James Anderson took a career best of seven for 42 on Saturday to destroy the West Indies’ batting on the third day of the third test at Lord’s and set up his team for a 2-1 series victory. After West Indies had been dismissed for 177 in their second innings, England reached 107 for one to ensure they retained the Wisden trophy with more than two days’ play left.
Anderson, who on Friday became the first England bowler to take 500 test wickets, captured the key wicket of Shai Hope for 62 immediately after lunch and two balls later bowled Devendra Bishoo for a duck.
He then bowled Kemar Roach for three to better his previous best of seven for 43 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2008.
Hope scored a century in each innings of the second test when West Indies squared the series and batted throughout the opening session. But with his dismissal, West Indies’ hopes disappeared.
James Anderson celebrates his seven wicket haul