Six-Wicket Haul For Stuart Broad

WI 61-6 As England Sense Series Victory

England's Stuart Broad took six wickets to reduce West Indies to 243 for nine at close of play on the first day of the opening test at Lord's.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was 87 not out after Stuart Broad ended play for the day by having Fidel Edwards caught behind for two to finish the day with figures of six for 72.

Andrew Strauss won the toss and put the tourists in to bat.

West Indies opening batsman Adrian Barath drove especially well through the covers and down the ground and numbered nine boundaries in his 42.

His opening partner Kieran Powell had made only five when James Anderson got
his first look at him, and worked him over expertly.

Barath lost his second partner to Anderson, who capped his first spell by pinning number three Kirk Edwards lbw.

The third-wicket pair of Barath and Darren Bravo more than doubled the score in a half-century stand.

In the afternoon session, Barath threw the bat at a wide ball, and fell to a very good head-high catch by Anderson at the second attempt in the gully.

Left-hander Chanderpaul then made his mark - he was given out lbw to Anderson on 15 but was reprieved after reviewing the decision and he settled in for another trademark long innings.

England were shut out for the rest of the session as Chanderpaul adopted his trademark immovability alongside Marlon Samuels in an important 81-run partnership.

Chanderpaul reached his 50 from 102 balls in early evening, but Broad then struck twice in the space of six balls.

Chanderpaul would have become Graeme Swann's first wicket, on 62, had England reviewed a not-out lbw decision.

Broad had his fifth wicket via a return catch from Kemar Roach, before snapping up Fidel Edwards caught-behind from the last ball of the day.