Man of the day

To say James Anderson likes Trent Bridge is something of an understatement.

Last Updated: 14/07/13 at 16:58 Post Comment

In seven Tests at the venue the Lancastrian has now taken 49 wickets at an average of 17.34. He helped himself to a 10-wicket haul in the opening Ashes Test, following up his 5-85 in the first innings with 5-73 second time around.

Crucially, he claimed all four wickets to fall on a nerve-jangling final day of the series opener that went right down to the wire.

In the morning session he dismissed Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle, all thanks to slip catches by captain Alastair Cook, during a marathon 13-over spell that pushed England to the brink of victory.

Cramp sent him in for an early lunch, and without him the hosts lost their way. Steve Finn replaced him and immediately saw his first over cost 15 runs - Anderson had given away just 21 in his 13.

When the action resumed after the break it was no surprise to see Cook immediately turn back to his talisman. Anderson duly delivered yet again, getting Brad Haddin caught behind to clinch a 14-run victory.

In the post-match presentation Cook heaped praise on the leader of his seam attack, but insisted the hosts were not overly reliant on him, saying it "just happened to be Jimmy's game."

The thing is, it always happens to be Jimmy's game at Trent Bridge.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Gareth Bale says he takes criticism of his form with a pinch of salt

Gareth Bale insists he has nothing to prove to anybody after playing a starring role in a vital victory for Wales.

England midfielder Jordan Henderson ready to sign new Liverpool deal

Jordan Henderson intends to sign a new contract at Liverpool and stay at Anfield for "many years".

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company