Anderson happy with warm-up showing

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Binning, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    [FLOAT-RIGHT][IMG-CAPTION][​IMG]James Anderson said England had got what they needed out of their first warm-up match[/IMG-CAPTION][/FLOAT-RIGHT]James Anderson, the England fast bowler, said the team were pleased with their workout against India A after the three-day match ended in a draw. Following a century by captain Alastair Cook on the second day, Samit Patel went on to match him with an innings of 104 that pressed his Test claims to bat at No. 6, and wicketkeeper Matt Prior added a brisk fifty. Anderson then took the wickets of both India A openers before the teams shook hands.

    The only setback suffered by the tourists came via an injury to Steven Finn, who was only able to bowl four overs on the first day before being forced out of the game with a thigh problem. In his absence, Tim Bresnan also pushed his case for a recall with 3 for 59 in India A's first innings, and four wickets in the match, to go with an unbeaten 33 batting at No. 8.

    "I think it was pretty good," Anderson said. "It was always going to be tough after the flight and playing so soon after landing in India I think it was going to be difficult for us but I think we got what we needed to get out of the game. The bowlers got a decent bowl under the belt, a few [batsmen] got decent hits out in the middle and that's pretty much all we could expect."

    Cook led the way with England's top score, as they amassed 426 in response to India A's 369. "It's to be expected, really, that's the way he is, very determined," Anderson said. "He wants to lead by example and he showed exactly how he wants to do that in this game."

    Although India A did not include a frontline spinner in their XI, England still faced a workout against the turning ball, with Yuvraj Singh taking 5 for 94 with his slow left-arm spin- it was the first five-wicket haul of his first-class career. Anderson, however, said the team was not fazed at the success of Yuvraj.

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  2. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member


    Good to see that he is grumpy. :yahoo:
  3. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

  4. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    meant he is not* :o

    He was tons grumpy in the SA tests then in the ODIs... Not sure what was bothering him?