Monday, May 18, 2009

West Indies vs England 2nd Test Day 4 :England wins series 2-0 against West Indies

England swing bowler James Anderson took 4-38 to help dismiss West Indies for 176 in the second innings and finish with match figures of 9-125 at the Riverside Ground.

Anderson won the man-of-the-match award, while Ravi Bopara was player of the series after scoring 108 in England's first innings of 569-6 declared and hitting another hundred in the first test at Lord's.

West Indies resumed the day on 115-3 and Anderson made the breakthrough 26 runs later after play had resumed following two rain interruptions, drawing Lendl Simmons on 10 into a poor shot that flew straight to substitute fielder Scott Borthwick at point.

Borthwick, fielding because wicketkeeper Matt Prior injured a finger on Sunday, then caught Nash at square leg for 1 to give Bresnan his first test wicket and leave West Indies on 142-5.

Bresnan took his second wicket two balls later when Denesh Ramdin edged an outswinger to Anderson at slip for a duck.

Anderson then ripped Jerome Taylor's off stump out of the ground to make it 163-7, and the final ball of the session he bowled Sulieman Benn for a duck.

West Indies lost Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 47 in the second over after lunch when he edged a delivery to stand-in wicketkeeper Paul Collingwood.

Seven balls later, Tim Bresnan completed the rout when Fidel Edwards top-edged a ball and was caught by Anderson at fine leg.

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