AN­DER­SON HAS A TON OF AM­BI­TION

Daily Mirror - - SPORT - FROM DEAN WIL­SON in Mel­bourne

JAMES AN­DER­SON reached an­other two stun­ning land­marks on Box­ing Day, but ad­mit­ted his only am­bi­tion is to get Eng­land a win Down Un­der. That might be be­yond him and his team-mates in Mel­bourne ow­ing more to a turgid play­ing sur­face than their abil­ity. But by putting in an­other im­pres­sive shift in the heat, An­der­son (left) was re­warded with the wicket of David Warner, caught be­hind, which made him the eighth English­man to take 100 Ashes wick­ets and drew him level with Court­ney Walsh as the fifth most suc­cess­ful Test bowler of all time with 519 scalps. “I’m just tar­get­ing get­ting a win on this trip,” said An­der­son. “We’ve all worked hard and want to get some­thing out of it. I couldn’t have done any more to try and take wick­ets. I couldn’t have thought about it any more.” Of a sur­face where pace, seam move­ment, mois­ture and swing were ab­sent, he added: “It wasn’t ex­cit­ing to watch, it wasn’t ex­cit­ing to play in. But that’s the pitch we’ve got, and we have to put up with it.”

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