British press after Eng win: Anderson spell 'reverse-swing sorcery'

British press after Eng win: Anderson spell 'reverse-swing sorcery'
Chennai, Feb 9 (Ians) The British press lauded veteran fast bowler James Anderson for playing a huge role in England's 227-run win over India in the first Test here on Tuesday. The 38-year-old bowler took big wickets of Ajinkya Rahane, half-centurion Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant in a fiery spell on the fifth and final day.

The headline of leading newspaper the Guardian read: "Jimmy Anderson's moment arrives with over of reverse-swing sorcery."

"In India, Test matches unfold like bankruptcies -- ever so slowly and then all at once. For the first four days, and an hour more of the fifth, Jimmy Anderson was in the background of this game, a bit player. In the first innings he took on the job of bowling tight and dry, so that the bowlers at the other end would have the freedom to be more attacking," wrote Andy Bull in the paper.

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