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If you had been told prior to the Test that the England seamer, James Anderson, would be Man of the Match in Nottingham, then few would have been that surprised, especially given that Trent Bridge is the 31-year-old’s most successful international venue to bowl at.
However, what would have caused more than a few raised eyebrows was the reason for the Lancastrian award, that being his maiden half-century and highest Test score of 81 in the home side’s first innings, as both he and Joe Root added a world-record 198 together for the last wicket.
Not only that, though, but the paceman also bowled with no little skill either during both Indian innings in recoding match figures of four for 170, with 18 maidens, from his 59 overs at an economy rate of only 2.73 RPO on a featherbed of a pitch.
Oh, and throw in a brilliant run-out to see the back of opposition skipper MS Dhoni, and it was a game to remember for Jimmy.