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ENG Vs WI 1st Test, Day 1: Atkinson's Seven Wickets Gives Hosts The Edge At Lord's - In Pics

Gus Atkinson's brilliant spell of 7/45 helped England take the edge on day 1 of the first Test against the West Indies at Lord's. Atkinson cleaned up the West Indies middle-order as the visitors were bowled out for 121 on a gloomy day. In reply, England were 189/3 at stumps with a lead of 68 runs. Joe Root and Harry Brook were at the crease as the hosts look to build on a brilliant first day at the Mecca of Cricket. Earlier, ENG skipper Ben Stokes had won the toss and opted to field with conditions absolutely conducive to seam bowling. James Anderson, in what was his last Test, took 1 wicket.

Jayden Seales celebrates Zak Crawley's wicket | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

West Indies' Jayden Seales celebrates bowling out England's Zak Crawley, not in picture, on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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Jason Holder celebrates wicket of Ollie Pope
Jason Holder celebrates wicket of Ollie Pope | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

West Indies' Jason Holder celebrates the LBW wicket of England's Ollie Pope, not in picture, on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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Zak Crawley batting  against West Indies
Zak Crawley batting against West Indies | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

England's Zak Crawley batting on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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 Gus Atkinson celebrates the wicket of Shamar Joseph
Gus Atkinson celebrates the wicket of Shamar Joseph | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

England's Gus Atkinson celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Shamar Joseph, not pictured, with teammates on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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James Anderson celebrates the wicket of  Jayden Seales
James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Jayden Seales | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

England's James Anderson celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Jayden Seales on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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West Indies Joshua Da Silva
West Indies' Joshua Da Silva | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

West Indies' Joshua Da Silva on his way to being caught by England Jamie Smith, not in picture, day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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Ben Stokes bowling against West Indies
Ben Stokes bowling against West Indies | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

England's Ben Stokes bowling on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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Gus Atkinson and Zak Crawley celebrate wicket of  Kirk Mckenzie
Gus Atkinson and Zak Crawley celebrate wicket of Kirk Mckenzie | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

England's Gus Atkinson and Zak Crawley celebrate with team mates following the wicket of West Indies' Kirk Mckenzie, not in picture, on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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Kraigg Brathwaite is bowled out by Englands Gus Atkinson
Kraigg Brathwaite is bowled out by England's Gus Atkinson | Photo: Steven Paston/PA via AP

West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite is bowled out by England's Gus Atkinson, not in picture, on day one of the first Rothesay Men's Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

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