Jimmy Anderson Hits Spot but New Zealand Punish England Ill-Discipline

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Jimmy Anderson Hits Spot but New Zealand Punish England Ill-Discipline
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The clouds rolled in over Lord's for the second day, a comfort blanket for bowlers. If the crowd sat swaddled against the chill in the air, and the old saw says that if it is too cold then even the compliant Duke ball won't swing, then the New Zealand seamers defied the logic and Jimmy Anderson followed suit. For a period, once the lacquer had peeled from the second new ball, taken first thing, and some diligence had buffed up a shine as an old retainer would the family silver, the trio of Kiwi pacemen made the ball swing like the pavilion gate through which successive England batsmen passed processionally...

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