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Jimmy Anderson takes 500th Test wicket for England v West Indies

• Lancashire paceman dismisses Kraigg Brathwaite at Lord’s
• Anderson becomes only sixth bowler to reach mark

Jimmy Anderson has become the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets after the Lancashire paceman dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite in West Indies’ second innings at Lord’s.

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England fans share the frustration as Jimmy Anderson gropes for magic 500 | Andy Bull

Attempt to make Test wicket-taking history held up by West Indies lower-order batsman impervious to an English master at work

Jimmy Anderson recently explained that fate is what keeps him sane, a crutch that helps him cope with the vagaries of the game. “You have to try to think that way,” he said, “because cricket is a game where you can bowl out of your skin and get no wickets, and you can bowl a pile of rubbish and get five-for.”

At 35, he has grown to be pretty phlegmatic about it all but even his faith in the kismet of cricket must have been tested on Thursday afternoon, which he, and everyone else at Lord’s, spent waiting for a wicket which never came. At stumps, Anderson had 499 Test wickets. He needs one more to become the first Englishman to take 500.

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Jimmy Anderson puts focus on England series win rather than 500th wicket

Victory in the final Test against West Indies is priority for strike bowler, who says he is ‘not fussed’ about whether he reaches a personal landmark at Lord’s

When Glenn McGrath brought up his 500th Test wicket at Lord’s in 2005 by teasing an edge to third slip off Marcus Trescothick, the great Australian fast bowler had a pair of gold-stitched bowling boots run on to the field by the 12th man to mark the occasion.

Jimmy Anderson, sitting three away from becoming just the third seamer to the milestone after McGrath and Courtney Walsh, has no such plans for the third Investec Test against West Indies, instead preferring to focus on the series decider.

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‘I couldn’t bowl badly,’ says Anderson after putting England in sight of victory

• ‘I just want that last wicket, I don’t care who gets it,’ says Anderson
• Says it felt strange hearing his name bowling from James Anderson End

Jimmy Anderson said he felt additional pressure when he took the new ball at the end that now carries his name but was delighted to end the day with four victims to leave him one away from a maiden Test five-wicket haul on his home ground. The 35-year-old said he could not care less who closes out the South Africa innings as England continue on their path towards a 3-1 series win.

Related: Jimmy Anderson and Jonny Bairstow put England on top against South Africa

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Jimmy Anderson frustrated by England’s batting display against South Africa

• Bowler’s five-wicket haul undone by team’s performance with bat
• ‘We’ll try and make sure it doesn’t happen again’

Jimmy Anderson had little time to savour a seventh five-wicket haul at his happy hunting ground of Trent Bridge, describing England’s chastening second day against South Africa as one they must learn from quickly if they are to become harder to beat.

Solidity was Joe Root’s stated aim on assuming the captaincy in February. But two Tests into his tenure England have demonstrated their inconsistency once more, going from a romping four-day victory at Lord’s to a desperate situation in Nottingham, where South Africa will resume their second inningson Sunday 205 runs ahead for the loss of one wicket.

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England collapse as Faf du Plessis pulls strings for South Africa

• Second Test, day 2: South Africa 339 & 75-1; England 205
• Joe Root scores 78 before innings falls apart

This Test is racing along like a runaway train and Faf du Plessis is in the driving seat. The South Africa captain, a tough, phlegmatic man, had to endure his team losing their last four wickets inside the first 40 minutes and then witness England’s batsmen jauntily head for lunch on 85 for two, despite the loss of both openers with only three runs on the board. Yet by the end of another extraordinary, entertaining day of Test cricket Du Plessis’ side led by 205 runs with nine wickets in hand. After two days South Africa hold all the best cards.

Du Plessis handled his attack deftly during England’s remarkably brief innings. At one point Joe Root was batting so sublimely that South Africa’s total of 335 seemed inadequate but once the England captain departed after striking a majestic 78 from 76 balls the innings imploded with Du Plessis pulling the metaphorical strings as cleverly as Messrs Fluck and Law a couple of decades ago.

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Jimmy Anderson facing long spell on the sidelines with torn groin

• ECB medical team to determine extent of seamer’s injury
• England’s leading Test wicket-taker collapsed in pain on Friday

Jimmy Anderson is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the seamer has torn his groin.

The 34-year-old, England’s leading Test wicket-taker with 467, collapsed in pain on Friday while bowling for Lancashire against Roses rivals Yorkshire.

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Jimmy Anderson facing long spell on the sidelines with torn groin

• ECB medical team to determine extent of seamer’s injury
• England’s leading Test wicket-taker collapsed in pain on Friday

Jimmy Anderson is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the seamer has torn his groin.

The 34-year-old, England’s leading Test wicket-taker with 467, collapsed in pain on Friday while bowling for Lancashire against Roses rivals Yorkshire.

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Injury worry for England as Jimmy Anderson limps out of Roses match

• Fast bowler pulled up alarmingly in his run-up playing for Lancashire
• Anderson next in line to play for England in first Test against South Africa

Jimmy Anderson had to leave the field with a suspected groin injury on the first morning of the Roses match between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Old Trafford.

The England seamer pulled up alarmingly in his run-up in the middle of his sixth over and, after getting to his feet, made his way gingerly out of the action.

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Liam Livingstone: ‘I have always had that confidence that I could make it’

After a mighty winter with the Lions, the Lancashire all-rounder is intriguing the England selectors and an ODI cap seems a certainty this summer

Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone is a cricketer on whom observers often pin that abstract trait of having “a bit about him”. In Livingstone’s case that means a certain swagger – he spent his first full county summer not only piling up runs but also rubbing opponents up the wrong way.

He has since translated that form into a mighty winter with the Lions and the England selectors are interested to the extent that it would be a surprise if he is not the owner of an ODI cap by the end of the summer. It looks likely to come against Ireland in May, when Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are playing in the Indian Premier League, but he may have to wait and face West Indies in September, when a raft of debutants are expected.

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Jimmy Anderson hopes for injury-free England Test summer in runup to Ashes

• Lancashire swing bowler taking road to fitness ‘step by step’
• Anderson could line up for county against Alastair Cook’s Essex from 7 April

England’s all-time leading wicket-taker Jimmy Anderson remains confident his body can withstand the rigours of seven Tests in two months this summer but, as he turns 35 in July, accepts he has to take things “step by step”. As a result, the Lancashire swing bowler is unable to look as far ahead as England’s tour of Australia later in the year, which would be his fourth Ashes tour.

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Alastair Cook confident injured Jimmy Anderson can still be force for England

• Fast bowler ruled out of fifth Test against India with ‘body soreness’
• Captain hopeful Stuart Broad will return to the side after foot issue

Alastair Cook is confident Jimmy Anderson will continue to be a force for England over the next two years after the fast bowler was ruled out of the fifth Test with India in Chennai on fitness grounds.

Anderson, 34, has chiefly had an injury-free international career since making his debut in 2003 but with what Cook described as “body soreness” resulting in England’s record wicket-taker missing what would be his eighth Test out of the last 23, there is a sense time may be catching up on his body.

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England’s Jimmy Anderson questions India double-centurion Virat Kohli

• Anderson says Mumbai conditions have masked Kohli’s technical deficiencies
• India captain Kohli has scored record 640 runs in series

Virat Kohli has dominated England’s bowlers to the tune of 640 runs this series but Jimmy Anderson, who has gone wicketless in his last three innings, believes right-hander’s technical flaws are merely being masked by home conditions.

Related: England heading towards defeat after Virat Kohli’s double century for India

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England will change tack after passive defiance fails to gain positive result

Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes are just two of the options open to Alastair Cook for Mohali after England’s selection process for India has been shown up as flawed

The end was swift and unflattering for England; the margin was 246 runs and there were at least 53 overs still to be bowled when Jimmy Anderson completed his record-breaking innings and the Test was over.

Anderson stands alone at the top of the list of Englishmen with the most ducks in Test cricket; moreover this was the first time in 110 years an England player had suffered the indignity of a king pair in a Test match since Ernie Hayes in 1906, but this is the least of the tourists’ worries. Anderson is here to bowl and he did that well in this match.

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Jimmy Anderson may be fit but England have reason to resist change in India | Vic Marks

Verdant Visakhapatnam does not look the place to recall England’s record wicket-taker given the third Test in Mohali starts so soon afterwards, and the spinners are finding their rhythm

For the second match in succession England will play on a new Test ground and that brings many virtues. Here on the outskirts of a city that sits alongside the Bay of Bengal is a stadium that has been polished for the grand occasion.

Beyond the neat, symmetrical stands, the verdant, tree-lined hills rise up spectacularly. We might be in Pallekele just outside Kandy or somewhere leafy in the Caribbean. The practice facilities are spacious and of the highest quality, just as they were in Rajkot, while the rest of the grassland outside the ground has been chalked with the precision of the Wimbledon courts to designate the parking spaces for the VVIPs, who will be coming to the Test match on Thursday.

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England draw with India: five talking points from the first Test

Jimmy Anderson may struggle to displace England’s in-form bowlers while India need to call time on struggling Gautam Gambhir

Jimmy Anderson says he is fit and appears keen to play in the second Test in Visakhapatnam – although he did not appear to mention the venue by name. This alone raises questions: even if the selectors decide it’s not worth it then leaving out England’s record wicket-taker is a decision they will have to justify. And if Anderson does come into the team, who drops out? Stuart Broad, the other senior bowler, was rested only one Test ago. Dropping either of the other two seamers, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, not only means leaving out an in-form player but weakens a batting order who have still to prove their strength despite producing four hundreds in the first Test. The other option is to drop a spinner and Zafar Ansari would probably be the man to miss out after Adil Rashid impressed with seven wickets in Rajkot. However the talk of the town is Visakhapatnam will be spin-friendly, so England should be wary of altering the 3-3 balance of the attack. Dan Lucas

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England draw with India: five talking points from the first Test

Jimmy Anderson may struggle to displace England’s in-form bowlers while India need to call time on struggling Gautam Gambhir

Jimmy Anderson says he is fit and appears keen to play in the second Test in Visakhapatnam – although he did not appear to mention the venue by name. This alone raises questions: even if the selectors decide it’s not worth it then leaving out England’s record wicket-taker is a decision they will have to justify. And if Anderson does come into the team, who drops out? Stuart Broad, the other senior bowler, was rested only one Test ago. Dropping either of the other two seamers, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, not only means leaving out an in-form player but weakens a batting order who have still to prove their strength despite producing four hundreds in the first Test. The other option is to drop a spinner and Zafar Ansari would probably be the man to miss out after Adil Rashid impressed with seven wickets in Rajkot. However the talk of the town is Visakhapatnam will be spin-friendly, so England should be wary of altering the 3-3 balance of the attack. Dan Lucas

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England’s Jimmy Anderson hopes to be fit for second Test against India

• England fast bowler is closing in on return to fitness
• Anderson says lack of match practice will not be an issue

Jimmy Anderson could be fit for the second Test against India in Visakhapatnam next week. The 34-year-old, England’s record Test wicket-taker, is closing in on a return to full fitness following a shoulder injury that ruled him out of the drawn series in Bangladesh.

The problem kept Anderson out of the first Test against India in Rajkot – England made 311 for four in their first innings – and there were fears he would miss most of the tour.

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Jimmy Anderson back ahead of schedule and ready to boost England in India

• Fast bowler not ready for first Test, but has recovered from injury
• Alastair Cook: Anderson is ‘a week ahead of where we thought’

James Anderson is set to join England’s tour of India in Rajkot, captain Alastair Cook has confirmed.

Anderson satisfied England’s medical staff, in a series of fitness tests over the past week in Loughborough, that he is sufficiently recovered from the stress fracture of the shoulder blade in his bowling arm.

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Jimmy Anderson not named in initial England squad for Test series in India

• Party unchanged as pace bowler continues recovery from shoulder injury
• Alex Hales, who opted out of Bangladesh tour, is also not included

Jimmy Anderson has not been included in England’s initial 16-man squad for the five-Test series against India, having already been ruled out of the first Test in Rajkot starting on 9 November as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury. In addition Alex Hales, who opted out of the tour to Bangladesh, is also not named.

It is still possible that Anderson, England’s record Test wicket-taker with 463 in 119 matches, could play some part against the top-ranked Test nation but his availability would depend on the assessment of the medical team.

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