Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Windies Reeling as Anderson and Broad Rip out Top Order

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Windies Reeling as Anderson and Broad Rip out Top Order

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Byline: Tom Collomosse Cricket Correspondent at Trent Bridge

[bar] IMMY ANDERSON was today closing in on Alec Bedser's record of 41 Test wickets at Trent Bridge after he dismissed two West Indies batsmen during the morning session.

Anderson has an excellent record for England on this ground and he was in outstanding form again before lunch on the first day of the Second Test.

England's attack leader removed Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo and was unlucky to see two more catching chances fall between second and third slips.

This is Anderson's sixth Test at Trent Bridge and when Bravo edged to second slip, it brought the Lancastrian's number of wickets for England in Nottingham to 35.

He also took two catches at third slip, including a brilliant, one-handed effort that saw Adrian Barath go for a duck.

Stuart Broad, playing on his home ground, was the bowler on that occasion and he had his second wicket when Anderson hung on to end Kieran Powell's stay at the crease.

Shiv Chanderpaul scored two half-centuries for the tourists as England won the First Investec Test at Lord's and he was unbeaten on 22 shortly after lunch here as the West Indies reached 89 for four.

The home side made matters difficult for him during the second hour of the morning. Chanderpaul's first delivery was a fierce bouncer from Anderson and the bowler was then furious when neither Graeme Swann nor Tim Bresnan could claim a catch in the slips when the batsman had four.

West Indies' batting linchpin was lying flat on his back soon afterwards after being struck in the most painful place of all by a delivery from Broad.

Marlon Samuels lent Chanderpaul excellent support in the second innings at Lord's and he was unbeaten on 16, although he was given out legbefore to Tim Bresnan on one but successfully reviewed umpire Asad Rauf's decision.

West Indies needed to avoid defeat in the Second Test to keep the threematch series alive and after winning the toss, their captain Darren Sammy chose to bat in warm weather and under blue skies.

Ravi Rampaul recovered from a neck problem to replace the injured Shannon Gabriel, while off-spinner Shane Shillingford was also brought in to alter the balance of the attack, with paceman Fidel Edwards left out. …

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