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James Anderson: I’ve bowled better than I ever have before

England's James Anderson. Photo: Nigel French/PA wire England's James Anderson. Photo: Nigel French/PA wire

Monday, December 17, 2012
10:41 AM

James Anderson was awarded the man of the match award after taking four for 81 in India’s first innings and finished with 12 wickets in the series.

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He came into his own during the third and fourth Tests by mastering reverse-swing after a relatively quiet start in India.

The 30-year-old always believed he would have a key part to play, refusing to rely on the spinners who normally prosper on the sub-continent.

“When we come over here, people think that spinners are going to get all the wickets but we knew that the seamers had a job to do over here,” he said.

“We really wanted to show people we can do a job here and I really think we have.

“I’ve bowled better than I have before. Reverse-swing has been a key part of us doing well.

“We’ve really practised it in the nets and in the games we’ve had leading up to the series. I think we executed our plans really well in the game.”

Anderson also profited from bowling shorter spells.

“You’re only going to bowl three or four overs in a spell so being able to give it everything, it really helps you and you also get quite a long rest with the spinners we’ve got as well,” he added.

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