James Anderson pleased to make the most of ‘ideal conditions’

Most teams in the world would have been bowled out in these circumstances, acknowledges the seamer.

James Anderson took five for 20 to have India bowled out for 107.   -  AP

James Anderson was thrilled with the conditions on offer on the second day of the Lord's Test.

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"I would have been so disappointed if I had messed up today; they were ideal conditions," he said. "We didn't think it would do that much; the pitch was dry, with some green grass on top. It's rare that we've had days like that. You're licking your lips and trying to show off our skills. We kept the pressure on them and didn't let them get away."

‘Built up the pressure’

India's batsmen had not been especially poor, Anderson felt. "If we bowl like that, in those conditions we're going to bowl most teams in the world out. We didn't give them a single bad ball. We built up the pressure. I don't think it's just the Indian batsmen."

Anderson stated that he had enjoyed his battle with Kohli. "I've really enjoyed the contest between myself and him. He's No.1 for a reason; you saw how he played at Edgbaston. Unfortunately I've not got the better of him yet but I'll try."