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banner Friday, 30 June, 2000, 21:22 GMT 22:22 UK
England demolish Windies
Andrew Caddick captures the prized wicket of Brian Lara
Andrew Caddick captures the prized wicket of Brian Lara
Andrew Caddick snared five wickets to blow the West Indies away on day two of the second Test at Lord's.

The England paceman, often accused of lacking a killer instinct, bowled with fire to destroy the tourists as they collapsed to 54 all out - their third lowest Test total.

England, who had earlier been dismissed for 134, experienced the unusual prospect of batting twice in one day.

Mike Atherton fell to Courtney Walsh
Mike Atherton fell to Courtney Walsh
When bad light stopped play at 18.45 BST, Michael Atherton and Mark Ramprakash had survived without a run being scored.

All looked lost for England, when they took to the field 133 runs behind.

What followed, however, was quite literally one of the most impressive England bowling performances ever seen at Lord's.

Caddick captured Sherwin Campbell, Wavell Hinds, Brian Lara, Ridley Jacobs and Curtly Ambrose to haul England back into the match.

Darren Gough picked up Adrian Griffith and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, while Dominic Cork grabbed the wickets of Jimmy Adams, Franklyn Rose and Reon King as the England attack bristled with intensity.

Rout begins

Caddick lit the fuse, when he enticed an uppish cut from Campbell and Gough held a spectacular running catch at third man to reduce West Indies to 6-1.

It was the perfect start, but Caddick continued to plague the Windies batting attack, dismissing Hinds for a duck with Mark Ramprakash taking a catch at short leg.

Gough then got in on the act smashing a ball into Griffith's helmet before finding the outside edge in his next over as the West Indies crashed to 10-3.

Lara was next to go fending a ball from Caddick to Cork at gully and then Chanderpaul fell to a bat-pad catch off Gough as two wickets fell with the score at 24.

The Lord's crowd were clearly delighted, but more was to follow.

Dejected Lara trudges off

Jacobs edged a wide half-volley to Stewart to give Caddick his fourth scalp, before Ambrose fended a short ball to Ramprakash for his fifth.

Cork picked up Rose caught and bowled and had King lbw as the West Indies self-destructed.

It was a supreme effort from Caddick, who bowled unchanged for 13 overs to return figures of 5-16. It was far from a one-man show, however, with both Cork and Gough pitching in with 3-13 and 2-17 respectively.

England collapse

Earlier England were routed by veterans Ambrose and Walsh.

The pace duo again provided an awesome combination to claim four wickets each as England offered feeble resistance to their unerring line and length.

Seven of the English batsmen fell to catches behind the wicket and two others were bowled as the tourists regained the initiative.

Caddick Cork
England heroes Caddick and Cork embrace

The 36-year-old Ambrose claimed Ramprakash off the sixth ball of the innings and followed that with the scalps of Michael Vaughan and Graeme Hick.

Walsh grabbed the prized wickets of Michael Atherton in the morning session and then Alec Stewart (28) after lunch as England plunged towards a heavy first innings deficit.

Caddick had wrapped up the Windies' first innings with the opening ball of the day, trapping Walsh leg-before.

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