England dejected after losing second Test against Pakistan: James Anderson

James Anderson said it is undoubtedly one of the most difficult defeats he has been involved in Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Abu Dhabi: Jan 29, 2012

England pacer James Anderson says that his side is dejected and shocked after their embarrassing loss against Pakistan in the second Test match at Abu Dhabi.

England were bundled out for just 72 runs in their second innings as Pakistan sealed the three-match Test series by 2-0 after winning the Abu Dhabi Test on Saturday.

Anderson wrote in his column in the Daily Mail, “The over-riding feeling was one of shock. Shock that we’d allowed a winning position to slip away so easily and shock that we’d allowed a pressure situation to get the better of us.”

“We’ve shown time and again over the past few years that we can handle it when the heat comes on, so it’s bitterly disappointing to have worked so hard to get so well placed, only to throw it away so quickly and cheaply,” he wrote.

“It’s just depressing when you think of all the effort that has gone in and the whole team feel dejected and frustrated. It is undoubtedly one of the most difficult defeats I’ve been involved in while playing for England because we know there’s nothing we can now do to pull the series back,” he added.

Anderson said he was not confident about England bowlers taking 20 wickets in a Test match this tour.

“I genuinely thought taking 20 wickets would be the most difficult thing when we came out here and it never really crossed my mind that our main issue would be putting runs on the board.

We know there will be people who will be saying it’s the same old story with England on the sub-continent, not being able to play spin well,” he added.