Bairstow & Woakes put England in strong position at Lord’s

Bairstow & Woakes put England in strong position at Lord’s

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England´s batsman Chris Woakes (R) celebrates scoring his century on the third day of the second Test between England and India at Lord´s, London, on August 11, 2018.

Given India's struggles against the moving ball on the opening day, when they were dismissed for 107, England could have afforded to declare earlier, particularly as Anderson found movement straight away.

Anderson removed India openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul on his way to figures of two wickets for eight runs in five overs.

After rain washed out the first day's play and interrupted much of day two, bad light brought proceedings to a close with England in a commanding lead.

As in that innings, Sunday´s overcast conditions were ideal for the 36-year-old Lancashire swing bowler. After England captain Joe Root had declared his team's first innings closed at 396 for seven, Vijay pushed forward to a full delivery in Anderson's second over and was caught behind off a thin inside edge by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

His exit gave Anderson, fifth in the all-time standings, his 551st Test wicket.

A quick word from Bairstow helped Woakes to compose himself and a pull shot over mid-wicket for three took him to the landmark off just 129 balls.

But with the remainder of this innings and three more Tests against India to come, Anderson could overtake McGrath before the end of this series.

Woakes struck an unbeaten 120 to take England to 357-6 and a 250-run lead over top-ranked India at stumps on Saturday.

Warwickshire favourite Woakes, recalled after England omitted Ben Stokes because of a clash with his fellow pace-bowling all-rounder´s trial for affray, had missed the hosts´ 31-run win in the first Test at his Edgbaston home ground last week because of fitness concerns following knee and calf injuries. With the boundaries coming thick and fast, Joe Root made a decision to declare the moment Curran was caught at third man.

But Chris Woakes (120*) and Johnny Bairstow (93) had other ideas.

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