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James Anderson picked up seven wickets in two innings in the third Test at Southampton © Getty Images

 

Jul 31, 2014

 

James Anderson was the man of the match for his tremendous spell of five for 53 in the first innings to go with his two-wicket haul in the second innings. With seven wickets in the match, Anderson ripped apart the Indian batting.

Anderson was complimentary to his teammates, saying that it could have been Gary Ballance or Ian Bell winning the award as well. “I think it swung in both innings, and that’s what I’m good at. I think we’ve done brilliantly to put it (Pushgate scandal) out of our minds and focus on the game.”

 

India lost to England by 266 runs in the very first session of Day Five of the third Test at Southampton, after getting bowled out for 178. Moeen Ali finished with outstanding figures of six for 67, as the visitors were unable to deal with his probing off-breaks. India were tottering at 112 for four at the start of the day, needing 333 runs to win with just six wickets in hand.

 

But James Anderson and Moeen ran through the Indian line-up to finish the match very early on Day Five. The two teams now head to Old Trafford at Manchester to play the fourth Test of the series.