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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Anderson shines in era of the No. 11

Jul 12, 2014: There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position

Jarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Dhoni's instincts fail him

Jul 12, 2014: Like George Costanza once did, India's captain went against his normal ahead of the first Test but on the fourth day, with a match still winnable for India, he went back to a familiar game plan

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Eng v Ind, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Tail-enders overshadow top order

Jul 12, 2014: James Anderson and Joe Root put together 198 runs and picked up a slew of records along the way, including the most runs made by a final-wicket pair

Bishen Jeswant

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Root, Anderson script England turnaround

Jul 12, 2014: England turned the Trent Bridge Test around on the fourth day thanks to a record tenth-wicket partnership from Joe Root and James Anderson

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Eng v Ind, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day

England 'frustrated' with pitch

Jul 9, 2014: James Anderson admitted the England team were "frustrated" by another low, slow surface that did nothing for the home attack on the first day of the Investec Test series against India

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

When the big boys cry

Jul 9, 2014: Nothing could have prepared us for James Anderson's sudden outpouring of grief at Leeds, a reaction both spontaneous and moving

Rob Steen

India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Alan Gardner

India in England 2014

Whitaker expects bowler rotation

Jul 3, 2014: James Whitaker has hinted that rotation of England's attack will be a feature of the compressed, five-Test series against India, even if the bowlers themselves are not fans

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The tale of two balls, one winner and a piece of history

Jun 24, 2014: With two balls remaining at Lord's, Nuwan Pradeep was saved by an inside edge (and the DRS). A little over a week later, with two balls remaining at Leeds, James Anderson fended a bouncer to decide the series

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

New England, same mistakes

Jun 23, 2014: With Alastair Cook isolated and the deficiencies in his captaincy laid bare, the suggestion that English cricket is at a low point continues to gain credence

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Moeen proves his worth - and unveils the doosra

Jun 22, 2014: A plethora of "experts" who have spent the last few weeks repeating the myth that Moeen is a "part-time" spin bowler may now afford him a little more respect

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Cook heard Pradeep inside edge

Jun 16, 2014: While his team launched into a celebratory huddle, Alastair Cook knew what he had heard. The edge from Nuwan Pradeep into his pad, which Paul Reiffel missed, was big enough for Cook to pick it from slip

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Seventh ball the charm for Anderson

May 28, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third ODI

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Cook needs senior support - Anderson

May 27, 2014: James Anderson believes Alastair Cook was not given enough help in Australia when the going got tough and "needs senior players around him to share the burden"

Andrew McGlashan in Manchester

County news

Anderson cautious over Flintoff

May 27, 2014: James Anderson has sounded a cautious note about the potential T20 comeback of his former team-mate Andrew Flintoff

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland v England, only ODI, Aberdeen

England avoid Scottish slip-up

May 8, 2014: England's new era has begun with a workmanlike victory over Scotland in Aberdeen

The Report by George Dobell in Aberdeen

Northamptonshire v Lancashire, Wantage Road, 4th day

Anderson's ten earns Lancashire win

Apr 30, 2014: James Anderson completed a 10-wicket match as Lancashire sealed a 60-run win over Northamptonshire in their first match without Peter Moores at the helm

Press Association

Northamptonshire v Lancashire, Wantage Road, 1st day

Lancashire indebted to Anderson

Apr 27, 2014: Eighteen wickets fell at Wantage Road as Northamptonshire and Lancashire punched themselves to a standstill

Alan Gardner at Wantage Road

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell
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