It was a very good day overall although we would have liked to have scored a few more runs. The pitch didn’t have much seam movement and we had to be patient, bowl maidens and then attack later on.
James Anderson, pleased with England’s progress in the match said, “Days like today were few and far between in this series and England are hungry to get something out of this tour.”
Up to Friday, Anderson had only taken seven wickets in the series and had been a largely peripheral influence in the series.
“I feel like I’ve been bowling okay. I’ve just not been getting the rewards,” Anderson told reporters after the day’s play.
“I work really hard in between games, certainly before this game as well, checking my seam position and if I am in the right place to swing it, if I am hitting the right lengths… make sure everything’s in order going into the games.
“Hopefully if I can keep working as hard I can [and] get some rewards in the future.”
Anderson said it has been a frustrating tour for him as leader of the England bowling attack.
“The frustrating thing is not getting the ball swinging as much as we would have thought and there has not been as much seam movement as there was last time here (2010/11 series).
“I thought I’ve bowled reasonably well but just no rewards.” read an AFP report
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