1:18pm Friday 25th May 2012
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James Anderson and Stuart Broad claimed two West Indies wickets apiece as England took control on the first morning of the second Investec Test at Trent Bridge.
Windies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bat first but was once again let down by his top order as England's new-ball pairing enjoyed early success, despite the absence of the lavish swing usually on offer in Nottingham.
At lunch, the tourists were 84 for four with Shivnarine Chanderpaul (19no) facing the familiar task of hauling his side into respectability.
Anderson kicked things off with a maiden to Adrian Barath, before Kieran Powell scored the first runs of the day with a four from Broad's second ball. Broad beat him with the next delivery, but a thick outside edge fell short of first slip and squirmed away for four more.
Barath fell for a 13-ball duck in Broad's second over, edging high to third slip where Anderson showed superb reactions to snare a memorable one-handed catch. Anderson would have added the wicket of Kirk Edwards in the next over had Tim Bresnan been able to hold on to the tough chance in the same position.
Graeme Swann might have had a simpler catch at second slip had it been left for him, but instead the ball disappeared to the third man boundary.
Anderson did not have to wait long for his breakthrough, finding enough seam movement to guide one into the gap between Edwards' bat and pad to bowl him for seven. Powell was faring better at the other end, adding fours on both sides of the wicket off Bresnan, retained in an unchanged England side despite pressure from Steven Finn.
Darren Bravo lasted 18 balls before he was third man out, Anderson moving round the wicket and striking gold at the first attempt. He found a shade of away swing and drew a big drive from the left-hander, who could only succeed in feeding Swann in the cordon.
That brought Chanderpaul in with the score at 42 for three and Anderson welcomed him with a nasty bouncer that clipped his shoulder. Chanderpaul, who hit 87no and 91 in a losing cause at Lord's, nicked Anderson just short of Bresnan with just four to his name, but England continued to create chances and soon removed Powell for 33.
Having survived a miscued hook off Bresnan, the opener perished in identical fashion to Bravo, although this time Broad was the man coming round the wicket. England were threatening to run riot when Bresnan won an lbw verdict against new man Marlon Samuels, but the tourists earned a reprieve via the DRS.
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