Anderson stars as England hold off defiant Australia
James Anderson spoke of his exhaustion last night after helping England hold off a determined rearguard action from Australia at Trent Bridge yesterday.
The Lancashire paceman took four wickets on the fifth day, including the final wicket of Brad Haddin, above, after a DRS referral, to help England to a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series. Chasing 311 to win but with just four wickets remaining, Australia came close to pulling off an unlikely win, eventually bowled out just 14 runs short.
“It has been draining emotionally and physically,” Anderson said. “I’m lost for words - it’s been amazing. I didn’t hear anything [for Haddin’s wicket] but Matt Prior and Cookie were convinced.
“I’m just delighted we could review it and sneak home. The match had the nerves going but I love bowling here and I’m happy to pick up some wickets again.”
Thurs-22 July Second Test, Lord’s
1-5 August Third Test, Old Trafford
9-13 August Fourth Test, Riverside
21-25 August Fifth Test, The Oval
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