England hit back at West jersey Indies as Jimmy Anderson

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For everyone who endured the dank drizzle of the morning when only 20 balls were possible there was the reward of more rich, helter-skelter entertainment. England Authentic Huston Street Womens Jersey swashbuckled to a first-innings lead of 71 and then there was Jimmy Anderson making a bit of history.To start with the history. Anderson glided in to Kraigg Brathwaite; the new ball jagged down the hill and splattered the stumps. The crowd leapt to its feet and Anderson indulged in a modest celebration plus a rare on-field smile. He took the ball from the umpires to acknowledge the applause and then tossed it back to them before contemplating how to take his 501st. One might expect any bowler, especially a fast one, to be in decline once he reaches 500, but this does not apply to Anderson. He has seldom bowled better than he has this summer
It was a lovely moment. After the greyness of the morning it was the highlight of a technicolour afternoon. The sun even deigned to make an appearance on another compelling, flawed day of a Test match, in which England are just ahead. The West Indies lead by 22 runs with seven second-innings wickets remaining. But after Headingley nothing is being taken for granted and Authentic Kole Calhoun Womens Jersey Shai Hope is still batting.Given that England started the day on 46 for four, reaching 194 all out represented satisfactory progress. Once again they were indebted to Ben Stokes, who is having a storming match. After his six for 22 on a muggy Thursday a brisk 60 in a low-scoring game represented a very good Friday. So far it is the highest score of the match.
Those 20 balls that were possible in the morning were long enough for Dawid Malan to play a crisp cover drive before nibbling at another away swinger from Kemar Roach and being caught behind by Shane Dowrich. Twenty is a score of some significance in this match, so Malan has not lost too much ground in his quest to go to Australia.
When play resumed at 2.15pm Stokes was immediately dropped off Shannon Gabriel when on 24. It was a tough chance as Kyle Hope at second slip dived to his left. The ball declined to stick in his outstretched hand, like so many other chances in this series. On this day it was the most costly drop since Stokes was inclined to take the attack to the West Indies bowlers, as highlighted by a dismissive pull off Jason Holder soon Noah Syndergaard Womens Jersey after his escape.Stokes raced to 50 from 51 balls and a rare 50 partnership was registered alongside Jonny Bairstow, who was soon lbw to Roach, a fitting reward for the most persistent and skilful of West Indies’ pacemen throughout the series. Roach would end the innings with five for 72.
There were more aberrations by West Indies but they were not costly. Stokes was bowled through the gate by a fine delivery from Gabriel who was operating from around the wicket. But even as the bowler saw the stumps being disturbed he cast a wary eye back at the umpire. He sensed what was soon confirmed: he had overstepped by several millimetres.Gabriel, unsmiling, ploughed on and two balls later produced an identical delivery, which also dumbfounded Stokes. But this time part of his front foot was behind the line. Even now he declined to smile. Gabriel is a tank of a fast bowler, who expends a lot of energy to generate his pace. It is time to resolve the no-ball problem before everyone loses patience and he wastes too much precious energy.
Moeen Ali barely flickered; Dowrich then dropped a sitter – for the second time in the series – to give Toby Roland-Jones a reprieve. But this did not matter either, since Roland-Jones was soon caught in the gully when driving at Holder.There followed an important (for England) and infuriating (for West Indies) little stand between Stuart Broad and Anderson, which Authentic Noah Syndergaard Youth Jersey added 31 runs at a rapid rate. Broad is now a diminished batsman but he still likes batting at Lord’s. There was an unbeaten 57 against South Africa here earlier this summer and an equally skittish 38 on Friday, which contained two sliced sixes over the off-side boundary against Roach. Anderson’s most memorable contribution was a silky cover-drive.
Soon the old firm were back in action in their stronger suit. Anderson moved in from the Pavilion End as rhythmically as has been the case all summer and his 12th ball dispensed with Brathwaite, thereby avoiding another agonising wait for a landmark; it took him a while to pass Ian Botham’s 383.Then there was another surprising dropped catch to add to Broad’s frustrations. Stokes, of all people, spilt a relatively straightforward chance at fourth slip to give Powell a life. Broad has suffered more than most from fielding lapses this summer.


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