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Anderson strikes as England dominate Test

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  • England in complete control after third day of second Test against West Indies
  • Hosts declare at Riverside on 569-6 with Alastair Cook scoring a best-ever 160
  • Paceman James Anderson then takes three wickets to leave Windies on 69-3
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James Anderson took three wickets as England put themselves in an impregnable position late on day three of a rain-shortened second cricket Test against West Indies at Riverside, Durham.

Anderson took three early wickets to leave West Indies reeling after the third day in Durham.

Anderson took three early wickets to leave West Indies reeling after the third day in Durham.

The hosts made up for some of the time lost to Tuesday's washout by cracking on at approaching five runs an over before a tea time declaration, having moved from 302 for two to 569 for six.

Either side of an evening rain break and before another stoppage for bad light, they then reduced their opponents to 69 for three to all but ensure England will either win or draw this match and therefore regain the Wisden Trophy -- following their success at Lord's last week.

England spent the first two sessions consolidating first-day gains. The highlights among their 267 runs on Saturday, for the loss of four wickets, were Alastair Cook completing a career-best 160 and some fine strokeplay from Kevin Pietersen and then Matt Prior (63).

There was also the bonus of an unbeaten knock of 60 for Durham's own Paul Collingwood.

Cook's 340-ball innings lasted more than eight hours and contained 17 fours -- helping to set up a situation in which Anderson (three for 28) had his chance to undermine the Windies reply with the new ball.

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