England in control at Lord's thanks to Anderson

England look to be in control in the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's thanks in no small part to a brilliant display by pace bowler James Anderson with the tourists restricted to 156 for eight on the second day of play.

Australia were still chasing 70 runs to avoid the follow-on when play was stopped for bad light after dismissing England for 425 this morning. However, the visitors have not lost a Test at Lord's since 1934.

Anderson produced a sublime bowling performance combining pace and aggression taking four for 36 in 17 overs. The Lancashire pace bowler had earlier scored 29 runs with the bat to help England rack up 425 runs to top off a brilliant individual display.

Phillip Hughes was the first Australian to fall fowl of Anderson's hot streak in the third over before Ricky Ponting was dismissed in controversial circumstances before lunch. England claimed the wickets of both Michael Clarke and Marcus North thanks to Anderson leaving home fans dreaming of the first Ashes win at Lord's in 75-years.

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