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Two years ago, Ben Stokes had hit the fastest century by an Englishman for over 100 years as well as the fastest by anyone at Lord s, getting his name etched on the honours board. Stokes had obliterated New Zealand, reaching the three-figure mark in a mere 85 deliveries. Ever since, he has been bailing out England many a time.

However, the other honours board was still unchartered. He did take five-wicket hauls twice but not at Lord s, for seldom do James Anderson and Stuart Broad let the others dominate especially playing at home.

On the opening day of the third and final Test, James Anderson sent Kraigg Brathwaite and Kyle Hope packing early and marched on to 499 wickets.

There were 8 more West Indians to hunt down, and Anderson needed only one to feast on to become the first Englishman to 500 wickets.

Joe Root extended Anderson s spell, so he can attain the milestone before lunch. However, Kieran Powell and Shai Hope acted as annoying repellents and held the fort.

Hope walked down the pitch towards James Anderson and kept tapping his bat onto the track, pretending to heal the cracks. Anderson finished his follow-through, went back to the umpire, put his sweater on, strolled towards Hope, and kept gazing at him, but the West Indian refused to share eye contact, trying to irk Anderson.

The pacer was still in search of his 500th glory

Until then Stokes had very little to play, apart from stopping boundaries at gully. When he was summoned for bowling, he overshadowed the full-timers. First, he had Powell caught and bowled. Then he castled the dangerous Roston Chase. One wicket fell after the other, and Stokes ended with career-best figures of 6 for 22 in 14.3 overs, ending West Indies misery on 123.

Stokes became only the eighth player to get his name of both Lord s honours board.

That 500th Test wicket of Anderson remained elusive.

All the same, characters changed but the script remained the same.

Kemar Roach had openers Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman caught behind. Captain Jason Holder then took care of Tom Westley and Root. By the end of day s England had lost 4 wickets for 46, still trailing by 77 runs.

At the crease is Ben Stokes, with Dawid Malan, in a pursuit of resurrecting the half-fallen England.

Brief scores:

West Indies 123 all-out (Kieran Powell 39, Shai Hope 29; Ben Stokes 6 for 22, James Anderson 2 for 31) lead England 46 for 4 (David Malan 13*, Ben Stokes 13*; Jason Holder 2 for 18, Kemar Roach 2 for 21) by 77 runs.

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