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England loses five after Anderson heroics

Visitors just 107 ahead after manic day’s cricket, on which 18 wickets fell, at Kensington Oval

England loses five after Anderson heroics - Cricket News
James Anderson ran through the West Indies earlier, but England ended day two of the third Test in Barbados at 39 for 5 in its second innings, with a lead of only 107 runs on Saturday (May 3).

18 wickets fell in the three sessions on a highly deteriorating pitch, which was the most in a single day’s play in 85 years of Test cricket at the Kensington Oval. 

Anderson, after England's modest first-innings total of 257, claimed 6 for 42 – his 17th five-wicket innings haul – to help dismiss the West Indies for 189. Only Jermaine Blackwood offered any resistance. He helped himself to 85 off just 88 balls highlighted by 11 fours and four sixes before Anderson claimed his sixth wicket. 

He now is just four wickets away from becoming the first English bowler to take 400 Test wickets.

However, in 21 overs to the close of play, England lost half its side as Gary Ballance and Ben Stokes seek to rebuild. 

Jerome Taylor got Jonathan Trott for nine and then handed Ian Bell his second pair in Test cricket. 

After scoring a century in the first innings, Alastair Cook edged Shannon Gabriel to second slip while Jason Holder accounted for Joe Root in his first over. Moeen Ali played on to Veerasammy Permaul in the penultimate over of the day.

After Taylor helped bowl out England in the first innings it was Anderson's turn to steal the spotlight. He dismissed both openers before adding Marlon Samuels's wicket in an outstanding spell before lunch. 
In his debut innings, Shai Hope edged low to Cook off Anderson, unable to cope with Anderson's swing. 

England’s support bowlers chipped through the West Indies middle order before Anderson came back to get the final three wickets after tea.

England leads the three-match series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Grenada by nine wickets while the opening game in Antigua ended in a draw.

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