Ashes 2013: It was one of my best England displays, says Anderson

Ashes 2013: James Anderson admits he produced one of his best performances after helping England win the first Test

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

James Anderson believes he produced one of his best England performances after the bowler took 10 wickets to help the hosts win the first Test.

Anderson took the vital wicket of wicketkeeper Brad Haddin which sealed victory at Trent Bridge after Australia fell 14 runs short of England’s tally of 309.

The Nottinghamshire bowler was named man-of-the-match, and the 28-year-old was thrilled with his performance.

When asked if it was one of his best international displays, Anderson replied: “Yeah I’d say so.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy at the start of the day, but I thought the lads stuck to it and stayed calm when it was getting tough.

“I’m just delighted to get the win.”

He added: “I had the nerves going a little bit but I love bowling here, it’s been good to me over the years and I’m happy that I could pick up some more wickets.”

Meanwhile, Australia captain Michael Clarke praised England for their performance in the enthralling opening Test.

“The boys can hold their heads high,” he said. “It was a wonderful game of cricket but credit to England.

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