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West Indies still have Hope as Anderson strikes again

West Indies still have Hope as Anderson strikes again

However, as with the loss to South Africa at Trent Bridge in Root's second match in charge, he could point to the team finding a winning response.

Now let's wrap Anderson in cotton wool and place him in quarantine to make sure he is 100 per cent fit and healthy for this winter's Ashes tour. The 35-year-old is bowling better than ever, and, bowling from the Nursery End, he picked up a Test match career best 7-42 amid jubilant scenes at headquarters. His speeds are up, his skills undiminished. - Test Match Special's feed spreads the revelations of how Mrs May's Chocolate Brownies never made it to their intended destination on her previous visit to the cricket.

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Root's opposite number Jason Holder said: "It is not overall disappointment" and insists West Indies "have got the best of the lot right now" in their team, despite the reported possibility that a clutch of famous players such as Chris Gayle may soon be ready to return in Test cricket as well as for limited-overs campaigns.

Career best figures for James Anderson set England up for what turned out to be a simple 9 wicket win over the West Indies in the third Test at Lord's. But there are still worries - most notably over the top-order batting and their catching.

Blue skies, sunshine and a definite sense of anticipation at a packed Lord's for the final day of the Test match summer.

How England will fare in the Ashes, which begins in Brisbane on November 23, remains to be seen but England's captain is confident his team can put up a good showing. James Anderson's career-best seven-wicket haul, which included his 500th in Tests, provided the excuse for champagne corks to pop early - though little excuse is needed here - and there was time to drink in the last of the Test summer, as Mark Stoneman and Tom Westley knocked off the runs required. "We've played some really good stuff this summer".

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Anderson took his 500th wicket at 5.18 on Friday afternoon and, within 21 hours, had raised his tally to 506.

England's James Anderson has become the sixth bowler in Test history to take 500 wickets. With helpful conditions aiding his swing and seam movement, any batting line-up in the world would have struggled to resist him.

Jermaine Blackwood, dropped on two and reprieved from lbw on four, fell for five when caught behind off Anderson.

Toby Roland Jones added to the two wickets he took on day two by removing Shane Dowrich for 14 and the West Indies reached the lunch break with a lead of 82, with the unsafe Shai Hope unbeaten on 60.

For England, Anderson was the pick of the bowler as he bagged four wickets by giving away just 29 runs.

But after Stokes had then hit 60 runs for good measure to help eke out a lead of 71, Anderson wasted no time second time round when he clean-bowled opener Kraigg Brathwaite in just his second over as the tourists reached 93 for three at the close of a rain-shortened day two.

Hope, who scored a century in each innings of the second test at Headingley when West Indies squared the series, batted throughout the opening session, playing one glorious cover drive to the boundary off Ben Stokes and brought up hishalf-century with an equally delightful push to the mid-wicket boundary.

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