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English pacers bundled out West Indies for 121: England lead by 68 runs on the first day, Atkinson took 7 wickets on debut; Crowley-Pope’s fifty

English pacers bundled out West Indies for 121: England lead by 68 runs on the first day, Atkinson took 7 wickets on debut; Crowley-Pope’s fifty


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Gus Atkinson took 7 wickets for 45 runs in 12 overs.

The first match of the 3 test match series between England and West Indies is being played at Lord’s. After the first day’s play, England has taken a lead of 68 runs. Joe Root is present at the crease with 15 runs and Harry Brook with 25 runs. This is the last match of England’s fast bowler James Anderson’s career.

England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and chose to bowl. Batting first, West Indies were all out for 121 runs in 41.4 overs. Gus Atkinson, who was making his debut for England, took 7 wickets. 6 West Indies players could not even reach the double digit mark. While 2 players returned to the pavilion on a score of zero. By the end of the day’s play, England scored 189 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 40 overs. On the basis of the lead in the first innings, England is leading by 68 runs.

Gus Atkinson takes 7 wickets on debut
Bowling brilliantly, Atkinson did not let any West Indies batsman stay. He took the first wicket of captain Carlos Braithwaite in his first and 11th over of the innings. He clean bowled Braithwaite. After this, he dismissed Kirk McKenzie for 1 run in the 15th over. In the 35th over, Gus Atkinson made a dream debut and took 3 wickets in one over. He dismissed Alick Athanaze on the second ball, Holder on the third ball and Silva on the fifth ball. After this, he took 2 wickets in the 38th over. He dismissed Alzari Joseph on the first ball of this over and Shamar Joseph on the third ball. In this way, he took 7 wickets for 45 runs in 12 overs. During this, he also bowled 5 maidens.

Debutant Mikhail Louis made the highest score of 27 runs
Debutant opener Mikhail Louis made the highest score of 27 runs for West Indies. Alick Athanaze (23) and Kavem Hodge (24) also got good starts but they failed to convert them into big innings.

Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope partnership
England had a bad start in the first innings, they lost their first wicket in the form of Ben Duckett in the 8th over. Ben was caught by Jaden Seals at the hands of wicketkeeper Silva. After this, Jack Crowley and Ollie Pope took over the innings and together added 94 runs in 116 balls. Making a quick comeback, Jack Crowley added 29 and Ollie Pope added 57 runs in this partnership. Joe Root and Harry Brook are present at the crease till the stumps of the first day. There has been a partnership of 36 runs between the two. For West Indies, Jaden Seals has taken 2 wickets and Jason Holder has taken 1 wicket.

Zak Crawley scored 76 runs
After the first wicket fell, Jack Crowley batted brilliantly and gave England a solid start by scoring a brilliant 76 runs. He hit 14 fours in his innings. He was bowled by Jaden Seals.

Ollie Pope’s fifty
Pope, who is in great form, played fast and scored a fifty. He scored 57 runs in 74 balls. During this, he hit 11 fours. Jason Holder broke the partnership between him and Crawley by bowling him.
james anderson last match
On the first day of the Test, 41-year-old James Anderson bowled a brilliant 10.4 overs and took 1 wicket. During this, he bowled 3 maidens. He got Jaden Seals out LBW. Apart from Anderson and Gus Atkinson, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes took 1-1 wickets.

Memorable moments from James Anderson’s last match…

1. Anderson led the team

Anderson looked emotional before the match.

Anderson looked emotional before the match.

James Anderson was asked by Ben Stokes to lead the team before the match started. Here he looked emotional. At this time James’ achievements were being told.
2. Anderson’s daughters rang the bell to start the match

Anderson's two daughters Lola, Ruby Anderson and their parents.

Anderson’s two daughters Lola, Ruby Anderson and their parents.

Before the match started, Anderson’s two daughters Lola and Ruby Anderson rang the historic bell of Lord’s to start the match. Anderson’s wife Daniela and parents Michael Anderson and Katherine Anderson were present in the stadium at this time.

3. Anderson’s brilliant action

James Anderson has taken 701 wickets in his Test career so far.

James Anderson has taken 701 wickets in his Test career so far.

This is the amazing action of James Anderson. Every bowler wants to adopt it. Anderson is the world’s greatest bowler in terms of swing. He dismissed Jaden Seals on the first day of today’s match.

A look at James Anderson’s career…
James Anderson, who has played the most number of matches after Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 Test matches, completed his 700 Test wickets on the India tour earlier this year. Anderson made his Test debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s ground in 2003. Since then, he has represented England in 188 Test matches. During this time, he has taken 701 wickets in 349 innings at an average of 26.53 and economy of 2.79.

The team in which 41-year-old James Anderson is currently playing has some players who were not even born when Jimmy started his career. Shoaib Bashir was not even born when Jimmy made his debut.

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