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England beat West Indies to take the lead in the series 2-1

Report: Rakesh Sinha
Published : Sunday 10 September, 2017 12:22 AM
England beat West Indies to take the lead in the series 2-1

A superb bowling performance by James Anderson helped England win three-match Test series by a margin of 2-1. With match winning figures of 7/42 in the second innings Anderson was the tormentor in chief as West Indies were bowled out for 194. This allowed the visitors to secure a paltry lead of 107 which was comfortably chased down in 28 overs by England as they won the Test by nine wickets. While England did survive a scare when they lost Alastair Cook early, Mark Stoneman and Tom Westley forged a fifty-run partnership to guide England home.

Earlier, West Indies were bowled out for 177 in their second innings. This was after a fantastic spell of bowling by James Anderson in the opening hour rocked the visitors as they were always struggling as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. Shai Hope was the only batsman who offered some amount of resistance. Later on, James Anderson came back once more to clean up the tail and finish the job for skipper Joe Root. He ended the day with figures of 7/42. However, the fielding has been a big letdown for the hosts. Had it not been for the dropped chances, West Indies might well have been fielding once again today.

 

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