An­der­son bowls Eng­land to se­ries vic­tory at Lord’s

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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

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