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Cricket | International

Anderson leads England rout of Windies

James Anderson took nine wickets in a test for only the second time in his career as England crushed the West Indies by an innings and 83 runs to win the second test at the Riverside on Monday.

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Victory, in their last test before the start of July's Ashes series, meant England took the two-match series 2-0 after a thumping ten-wicket win at Lord's and saw them regain the Wisden Trophy they'd lost in the Caribbean this year.

The West Indies, following on, were bowled out for 176 in their second innings, having made 310 first time around after England had piled up 569 for six declared.

The tourists were 167 for eight at lunch on having lost five wickets in the session in total.

And after the break the match lasted just three overs.

Star batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul fell for 46 when he edged man-of-the-match Anderson through to Paul Collingwood, who took his first test catch as a wicketkeeper having taken the gloves on Sunday after Matt Prior sustained a finger injury.

And Tim Bresnan, who before lunch had taken his first two wickets in tests, ended the match when he had Fidel Edwards caught at fine leg by substitute fielder Karl Turner, who was appearing in front of his home crowd.

Anderson, who took four for 38 in this innings, had match figures of nine for 125 - his second-best in tests after his nine for 98 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge last year.

Bresnan had an innings return of three for 45 in 14 overs.

West Indies, who resumed on Monday on 115 for three, lost five wickets in the first session.

Anderson, the only other bowler used alongside Bresnan on Monday, added three more wickets before lunch to his first innings haul of five for 87, including left-hander Suliemann Benn whom he bowled for nought off the final ball of the session.

After a pair of rain breaks saw nearly half an hour lost, the West Indies lost three wickets for five runs in 15 balls with Bresnan, in his second test, taking two for none in three balls.

Lendl Simmons was out for ten when he guided Anderson straight to substitute fielder Scott Borthwick at point to leave the West Indies 141 for four.

And they had added just one run when seamer Bresnan, who'd seen some chances missed off his bowling, took his first test wicket with Nash clipping him straight to square leg where Durham's Borthwick took his second catch.

Bresnan, who along with Graham Onions made his debut in England's ten-wicket first test win at Lord's this month, then reduced West Indies to 146 for six.

Denesh Ramdin, who made a first innings fifty, exited for nought when he edged a genuine outswinger from the 24-year-old Yorkshireman to Anderson at third slip before Anderson himself bowled Jerome Taylor.

England had been in charge here from the start with opener Alastair Cook's test-best 160 the centrepiece of their total.

Ravi Bopara, who made 108 and helped Cook add 213 for the second wicket, was named man of the series after he also made a hundred at Lord's.

But how much England had gained ahead of the sterner challenge set to be presented by Australia, against a West Indies side only drafted in because of Sri Lankan players' Indian Premier League commitments and who did not take to early season English conditions, remained to be seen.

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England: AJ Strauss (capt), AN Cook, RS Bopara, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, MJ Prior (wk), TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, GP Swann, G Onions

West Indies: CH Gayle (capt), DS Smith, RR Sarwan, LMP Simmons, S Chanderpaul, BP Nash, D Ramdin (wk), JE Taylor, SJ Benn, FH Edwards, LS Baker

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Asoka de Silva (SRI)
TV umpire: Peter Hartley (ENG)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)


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