Wednesday 9 July 2014 

Video - 'I Thought We Did Brilliantly' - Anderson

Watch as James Anderson says that in his view, England's bowlers did 'brilliantly' to take four Indian wickets on a lifeless Trent Bridge pitch on day one of the first Test.

He took two of them, removing Shikhar Dhawan early and then dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara after a lunch as England enjoyed a good spell.

However, Murali Vijay's unbeaten century and 50 not out from MS Dhoni has put India in the driver's seat.

Nevertheless, after England were heavily criticised in the wake of a 1-0 series defeat to Sri Lanka, Anderson says they deserve credit for their performance today.

"I thought we did brilliantly today," he said.

"Our attitude was fantastic, we could've moaned about the pitch quite easily and sulked about, but all the bowlers stuck at the task brilliantly and you know, we're pretty happy with our day's work."

The only disappointment for Anderson and his colleagues was a few edges not quite carrying to fielders.

"As bowlers, we don't expect seam movement, we expect flat pitches at Test level, but we just want our nicks to carry and for there to be a more even contest between bat and ball."

He takes a realistic view that in all likelihood, India will go on to score at least 400, but he is not giving up hope that England might still be able to produce something early on day two.

"Tomorrow morning will be really important, if we can restrict them as much as possible, get a couple of early wickets, then we might be able to rattle through their tail if we're lucky.

"But realistically, we've got a lot of hard work to do tomorrow so the region of 400 will be somewhere we will try and keep them down to. Whether we can do that or not, we'll wait and see."

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs