England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 2: West Indies take the lead after Roach’s five-for

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Kemar Roach finished with figures of 5-72 off 24 overs

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Kemar Roach took a brilliant five-wicket haul before the West Indies amassed a 22-run lead prior to the close of play on the second day of the third Test at Lord’s.

However, during the West Indies’ second innings, England seamer James Anderson etched his name into the record books as he joined the illustrious 500-wicket club.

Starting off the day on 46/4, England lost batsman Dawid Malan early on as he was caught behind off the bowling of Roach for 20.

Just two balls into the very next over, the rain came and play was suspended for almost three hours before the players were back on the field.

Ben Stokes, who starred on the first day with six wickets, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow made up for the loss of Malan with a 56-run partnership before Bairstow was trapped lbw off the bowling of Roach for 21.

Stokes went on to make 60 off 74 balls, which included 10 boundaries, before he was clean bowled by Shannon Gabriel.

Moeen Ali and Toby Roland-Jones fell shortly after, but Stuart Broad provided some late entertainment and increased England’s lead with his knock of 38.

However, he was eventually caught behind off the bowling of West Indies captain Jason Holder and England were bowled out for 194, which gave England a 71-run lead.

Roach was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets, while Holder took four and Gabriel chipped in with one.

Trailing by 71 runs, the West Indies lost opener Kraigg Brathwaite in the third over when he was clean bowled by Anderson.

Brathwaite’s dismissal marked a historic moment for Anderson as he became just the third seamer and sixth bowler overall to take 500 Test wickets.

Kyle Hope failed to have an impact with the bat either as he was given out lbw off the bowling of Broad for one run.

Hope reviewed the decision, but the umpire’s decision was upheld and he was forced to trudge back to the pavilion.

After losing two wickets in quick time, Kieran Powell and Shai Hope steadied things with a 48-run partnership.

But, just as the men from the Caribbean were on the verge of taking the lead, Powell was cleaned up by Anderson for 45.

Hope and Roston Chase ensured the West Indies made it safely to stumps as they put together an unbeaten 24-run stand.

Hope finished on 35 off 71 balls, which included six boundaries, while Chase remained undefeated on three.

Anderson was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Broad claimed one.

The West Indies ended day two on 93/3 and will continue batting on Saturday at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.

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