Anderson lands triple blow as West Indies crumble

GROS ISLET: James Anderson was during his mortal best in floating divided a West Indies top-order batting to put England on march for a large feat during lunch on a fourth day of a third and final Test during a Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Tuesday.

Set a extraordinary aim of 485 after Joe Root announced his side’s second innings during 361 for 5 following his exclusion for 122, a home group crashed to 35 for 4 with a prevalent Anderson holding a initial 3 wickets.

Mark Wood, whose tender gait warranted him his initial five-wicket innings transport in Tests on day two, combined to that total with a wicket of Shai Hope only before a interlude to leave Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer with a charge of bringing some respectability to a West Indian innings that seemed to be in freefall amid a destruction wreaked by Anderson.

He triggered a West Indies trip with only a third smoothness of a innings when John Campbell, confronting his initial ball, sliced a sepulchral expostulate to Moeen Ali during gully. Campbell’s opening partner, Kraigg Brathwaite, seems cursed to humour nonetheless another better as substitute captain and offering small insurgency himself to Anderson when he prodded indecisively during a full-length smoothness and Ben Stokes hold a locate during second slip.

Worse was a follow for a West Indies when Darren Bravo, uneasy by a finger damage that kept him off a margin for a whole England second innings, followed a smoothness from Anderson for Root to finish a gentle locate during initial slip.

Mindful of a foresee of showers after in a day, Root gave both Stokes and Wood spells with a comparatively new round in a query for some-more success before a lunch interval.

Wood supposing it when Hope, on 14, was hold on a behind feet to a smoothness that did not make a tallness that he expected and Stuart Broad pedalling behind during cover-point hold a locate with both hands over his head.

England clearly had a quick stipulation on their minds during a start of a day’s play with Root and Stokes resuming during 325 for four. They belted 36 runs during a run-a-minute until a skipper miscued a low full-toss from Shannon Gabriel and Hetmyer hold a locate diving brazen during midwicket to prompt a declaration.

West Indies have already won a array after large victories in a initial dual Test matches in Barbados and Antigua and are personification this compare but unchanging captain Jason Holder, who is portion a one-match cessation for a disaster of his group to say a compulsory over-rate in a prior compare during a Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. —AFP

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