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Anderson bowls England to Windies series win

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LONDON, Sept 9: James Anderson took the best innings figures of his Test career as England completed a nine-wicket and series-clinching victory against West Indies at Lord�s today.

Anderson followed up his Friday feat of becoming the first England bowler and only sixth in history to take 500 Test wickets by finishing with a return of seven for 42 in 20.1 overs as West Indies were dismissed for 177 in their second innings on the third day of the third Test.

That left England with a meagre target of 107 and they finished on 107 for one off 28 overs as they took a three- match series 2-1.

Mark Stoneman was 40 not out and Tom Westley 44 not out in an unbroken stand of 72.

Anderson�s return just surpassed his previous best in 129 career Tests of seven for 43 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 2008.

It was also the fifth time the 35-year-old Lancashire swing bowler had taken five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord�s, with England all-round great Ian Botham�s eight such hauls the most anyone has taken in Tests at �the home of cricket�.

Shai Hope, whose twin hundreds were the backbone of West Indies� series-levelling win at Headingley, top-scored in this innings with 62.

But no other batsman made more than opener Kieran Powell�s 45.

West Indies were 153 for six at lunch, with Hope 60 not out.

But Hope�s fourth ball after the interval saw him undone by a superb Anderson leg-cutter and caught behind. � AFP

Scorecard

West Indies 1st Innings: 123

England 1st Innings: 194

West Indies 2nd Innings (overnight: 93-3): K Brathwaite b Anderson 4, K Powell b Anderson 45, K Hope lbw b Broad 1, S Hope batting 60, R Chase c Bairstow b Anderson 3, J Blackwood c Bairstow b Anderson 5, S Dowrich c Broad b Roland-Jones 14, J Holder c Anderson b Broad 23, D Bishoo b Anderson 0, KAJ Roach b Anderson 3, ST Gabriel not out. Extras: (lb 17) 17. Total: (all out 65.1 Overs) 177. Fall of wickets:1-6, 2-21, 3-69, 4-94, 5-100, 6-123, 7-155, 8-155, 9-177, 10-177. Bowling: Anderson 20.1-5-42-7, Broad 19-9-35-2, Roland-Jones 11-4-31-1, Stokes 12-3-41-0, M Ali 2-0-6-0, Root 1-0-5-0.

England 2nd Innings (target: 107 runs): AN Cook lbw b Bishoo 17, MD Stoneman not out 40, T Westley not out 44. Extras: (b 4, lb 1, w 1) 6. Total: (28 Overs) 107/1. Fall of wickets:1-35. Bowling: ST Gabriel 5-0-22-0, KAJ Roach 1-0-4-0, JO Holder 6-1-16-0, D Bishoo 11-2-35-1, RL Chase 5-1-25-0.

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Anderson bowls England to Windies series win

LONDON, Sept 9: James Anderson took the best innings figures of his Test career as England completed a nine-wicket and series-clinching victory against West Indies at Lord�s today.

Anderson followed up his Friday feat of becoming the first England bowler and only sixth in history to take 500 Test wickets by finishing with a return of seven for 42 in 20.1 overs as West Indies were dismissed for 177 in their second innings on the third day of the third Test.

That left England with a meagre target of 107 and they finished on 107 for one off 28 overs as they took a three- match series 2-1.

Mark Stoneman was 40 not out and Tom Westley 44 not out in an unbroken stand of 72.

Anderson�s return just surpassed his previous best in 129 career Tests of seven for 43 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 2008.

It was also the fifth time the 35-year-old Lancashire swing bowler had taken five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord�s, with England all-round great Ian Botham�s eight such hauls the most anyone has taken in Tests at �the home of cricket�.

Shai Hope, whose twin hundreds were the backbone of West Indies� series-levelling win at Headingley, top-scored in this innings with 62.

But no other batsman made more than opener Kieran Powell�s 45.

West Indies were 153 for six at lunch, with Hope 60 not out.

But Hope�s fourth ball after the interval saw him undone by a superb Anderson leg-cutter and caught behind. � AFP

Scorecard

West Indies 1st Innings: 123

England 1st Innings: 194

West Indies 2nd Innings (overnight: 93-3): K Brathwaite b Anderson 4, K Powell b Anderson 45, K Hope lbw b Broad 1, S Hope batting 60, R Chase c Bairstow b Anderson 3, J Blackwood c Bairstow b Anderson 5, S Dowrich c Broad b Roland-Jones 14, J Holder c Anderson b Broad 23, D Bishoo b Anderson 0, KAJ Roach b Anderson 3, ST Gabriel not out. Extras: (lb 17) 17. Total: (all out 65.1 Overs) 177. Fall of wickets:1-6, 2-21, 3-69, 4-94, 5-100, 6-123, 7-155, 8-155, 9-177, 10-177. Bowling: Anderson 20.1-5-42-7, Broad 19-9-35-2, Roland-Jones 11-4-31-1, Stokes 12-3-41-0, M Ali 2-0-6-0, Root 1-0-5-0.

England 2nd Innings (target: 107 runs): AN Cook lbw b Bishoo 17, MD Stoneman not out 40, T Westley not out 44. Extras: (b 4, lb 1, w 1) 6. Total: (28 Overs) 107/1. Fall of wickets:1-35. Bowling: ST Gabriel 5-0-22-0, KAJ Roach 1-0-4-0, JO Holder 6-1-16-0, D Bishoo 11-2-35-1, RL Chase 5-1-25-0.

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