Speaking after Day One’s play of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, James Anderson admitted to the fact that England didn’t create enough pressure to keep the Australian batsmen in check as Steven Smith and Chris Rogers piled on the runs to score the highest second wicket partnership at Lord’s in all Ashes Tests played there. MATCH REPORT: Rogers, Smith propel AUS to 337/1 at stumps on Day 1 of second Ashes Test

“Not a great day for us, I don’t think we bowled as well as we could, I thought we bowled really well in Cardiff and we didn’t back that up today, which is frustrating. We did create a few half-chances, but didn’t quite take them,” said Anderson.

“They batted really well and as I said we didn’t create enough pressure, didn’t do it for long enough periods and we do that batsmen of the quality Australia have got make hay. We tried a few thing but they didn’t pay off. Tomorrow, we’ll have the new ball, we’ll try to creat some chances and take wickets.”