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James Anderson on Second Test Pitch

James Anderson reckons that the surface for the second test at Leeds is pacer friendly, but, the waywardness of the English pacers made it possible for West Indies to score as many runs as they did on Day 2.

As per Anderson, if the surface is helpful, it doesn’t mean it will do everything itself. The ball still has to be delivered in the correct places to dismiss the batsmen.

Whatever sort of wicket it may be, if the lengths and lines of the deliveries are wayward and the pressure is not built from both sides, the batsmen’s job becomes easy.

While there was good bowling in patches from England on Day 2, there was never a period where the bowlers made the batsmen feel the pressure consistently. The partnership among the bowlers was just not there.

Whenever there was a good over, it was followed by a pretty ordinary over where the batsmen got loose balls to score and the pressure got off them. Read more »

Cricket Video News – On This Day – 16th August – Chanderpaul, Ponting, Anderson – Cricket World TV

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England vs India 4th Test Day 1 Highlights – The Oval 18th August 2011

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Cricket World TV – In And Out – 3rd August 2011

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