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James Anderson's 500th Test wicket provided the long-anticipated landmark moment Lord's craved as England held the advantage in a tense, low-scoring match against West Indies at Lord's.

Anderson was left stranded on 499 as Ben Stokes' career-best six-wicket haul consigned the Windies' first innings to 123 all out.

But after Stokes had then hit 60 runs for good measure to help eke out a lead of 71, Anderson wasted no time second time round when he clean-bowled opener Kraigg Brathwaite in just his second over as the tourists reached 93 for three at the close of a rain-shortened day two.

In that bigger picture, England have the edge after an often manic struggle for bat against ball under persistent cloud cover so far throughout most of this decisive third Investec Test.

Their all-time leading wicket-taker added the one more wicket he still needed by knocking back Brathwaite's middle-stump, completing the memorable feat of great skill and endurance in the 129th Test of his 14-year career to date.

The 35-year-old has therefore reached elite global company, one of just six bowlers in the all-time list with 500 to his name - and as soon as he did so, he raised his right arm to salute the crowd and then ran to his former captain Alastair Cook in the slips to begin his celebrations.

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