Third Test in balance


September 09, 2017
West Indies' Kemar Roach celebrates taking the wicket of England's Dawid Malan on the second day of the third test match between England and the West Indies at Lord's cricket ground in London, yesterday. (AP Photo)

The third Test between the West Indies poised in the balance with the tourists on 93-3, a lead of 22 at close on day two. England's James Anderson reached 500 Test wickets on a rain affected second day.

Ben Stokes, who was dropped on 24, made 60 and Stuart Broad hit two sixes in a knock of 38 as the home team who resumed on 46 for four made 194 for a lead of 71.

Anderson struck in the third over and dismissed Kieran Powell (45) late on.

Anderson, playing in his 129th Test, is the first England bowler to reach 500 wickets.

Shai Hope, who now has 329 runs in the series, ended the day on 35.

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