Anderson takes career-best figures as England clinch series

Anderson takes career-best figures as England clinch series

James Anderson has taken career-best Test figures as England have sealed a nine-wicket victory in the third Test at Lord’s to clinch series 2-1.

England were set a target of 107 runs to win. With Mark Stoneman’s 74-ball 40 *with five fours and Tom Westley’s 72-ball 42* with seven fours, the hosts cruised to the target in 28 overs with seven sessions to spare in the Test.

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Earlier in the day, West Indies started with 93/3 after England took a lead of 71 runs in the first innings. The Windies were bowled out for 194 runs in 177 overs in 65.1 overs. Shai Hope top-scored with 62 runs off 144 deliveries hitting nine fours.

Anderson, who took his 500th Test wicket on Friday, scalped seven wickets for 42 runs in 20.1 overs, which is his best figures in 14 years. His previous best was 7/43 against New Zealand.

The target of 107 runs proved to easy for England. Stoneman and Westley put on an unbeaten 62-run stand after Devendro Bishoo struck to dismiss Alastair Cook. None of the innings this match has reached 200 runs.

 

Brief scores:

West Indies 123 and 177 (S Hope 62, K Powell 45; Anderson 7/42, Broad 2/35)

England 194 and 107/1 (Westley 42*, Stoneman 40*; Bishoo 1/35)

England won by 9 wickets

Man of the Match: Ben Stokes (6/22 and 60)

Men of the Series: Shai Hope (375 runs) and James Anderson (19 wickets)

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com