1st Test Day 2: James Anderson brings England back into the game

The 30-year-Anderson, in his 81st match at this level, did not have long to wait for his 299th Test wicket after taking the new ball.

updated: May 17, 2013 23:39 IST
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London: James Anderson took his 300th Test wicket and then ended a bold counter-attack by New Zealand's Ross Taylor as England fought back in the first Test at Lord's.

The two players lit up a Lord's bathed in artificial floodlight to counter the overhead gloom of Friday's second day which ended with New Zealand 153 for four in reply to England's first innings 232, a deficit of 79 runs.

Anderson took the first three wickets to fall, reducing the Black Caps to seven for two before dismissing Taylor for a scintillating 66.

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