TEST: Anderson takes his 500th wicket; match delicately poised
England’s deciding Test match against West Indies remains delicately poised after the tourists ended day two at Lord’s on 93-3, a lead of 22 runs.
After the morning session was reduced to 4.2 overs by rain, Ben Stokes, dropped on 24, made 60 from 74 balls. Stuart Broad hammered two sixes in a cameo 38 as England, who were 24-4 on Thursday, reached 194 for a lead of 71. Kemar Roach claimed 5-72.
James Anderson struck in the third over to reach 500 Test wickets and dismissed Kieran Powell (45) late on.
Anderson, in his 129th Test, is the first England bowler – and only the third seamer – to have reached 500. Just five men, all of whom have retired, have taken more in 140 years of Test cricket.
The composed Shai Hope, who now has 329 runs in the series, finished the day on 35 as West Indies target their first Test series win in England since 1988, when their bowling attack featured Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose. (BBC Sport)