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England rout Windies in Ashes warm-up

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  • England complete a series whitewash over West Indies at Chester-le-Street
  • Seam bowler James Anderson had match figures of nine wickets for 125 runs
  • West Indies lost seven wickets for 35 runs in just 88 balls on the final day
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(CNN) -- England warmed up for cricket's forthcoming Ashes action against Australia by completing a series whitewash over West Indies at Chester-le-Street on Monday.

Seam bowler Anderson was voted man-of-the-match after his nine wicket haul destroyed West Indies.

Seam bowler Anderson was voted man-of-the-match after his nine wicket haul destroyed West Indies.

Lancashire seam bowler James Anderson finished with match figures of nine for 125 as England secured an innings and 83 runs victory in the second Test to regain the Wisden Trophy.

Man-of-the-match Anderson, partnered by Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan, exploited swing-friendly conditions to spark a West Indies collapse of seven wickets for 35 runs in just 88 balls.

Resuming 144 runs adrift on 115 for three, the tourists slumped to 176 all out with Shivnarine Chanderpaul the only batsman to offer any resistance on the final day with a determined 47 spread over two hours at the crease.

For all the skill Anderson and Bresnan displayed with the swinging ball, however, West Indies were also partly culpable for their own downfall and gifted England their first two wickets of the day.

Lendl Simmons was guilty of a tame prod to substitute Scott Borthwick at point to earn Anderson the first of four wickets on the day.

Simmons was the first of three wickets to fall for five runs in the space of 15 balls with 24-year-old Bresnan finally breaking his duck by removing Brendan Nash in the next over when he clipped to Borthwick at square leg.

Bresnan, wicketless on his Test debut at Lord's and in the first innings of this match, followed that success by striking again in his next over with Denesh Ramdin edging to Anderson at third slip.

Anderson then showed his complete mastery in the art of swing bowling as Jerome Taylor played and missed to three successive deliveries before having his off-stump removed with an outswinger.

Sulieman Benn fell to a similar delivery to the final ball before lunch while Chanderpaul fell to the fifth ball of the second over after lunch, earning Paul Collingwood his first catch as stand-in wicketkeeper when he edged Anderson behind.

Fidel Edwards then offered a succession of catches in the deep before substitute Karl Turner held one to secure England's win.

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