Great opening spell form the young and the old: Hussain
Published: Sunday, February 23, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2001
Anderson takes the cake as England wrecks Pakistan
Cape Town: England's latest fast bowling discovery Jimmy Anderson sent Pakistan crashing to a 112-run defeat with an inspired burst in the day-night World Cup match at Newlands on Saturday. The 20-year-old from Lancashire took four for 29, including the wickets of Pakistan's two leading batsmen Inzamam-ul-Haq and Yousuf Youhana off successive deliveries. "The ball was swinging and it continued swinging for 20 overs and we had them in a lot of trouble," Anderson said after being named man-of-the-match. "We had talked about their batsmen last night and we said that if the ball was swinging we would pitch it up and throw in the odd yorker." England captain Nasser Hussain praised his bowlers for winning the match. "I am very pleased to win on a ground that is so special for our coach Duncan Fletcher and for all the British people here," Hussain said, referring to the home ground of Western Province, for whom Fletcher played. "It was a great opening spell from the young boy (Anderson) and the old man (Caddick). "There was no loose stuff. The bowling was spot on and it was a good overall performance." Pakistani captain Waqar Younis, while praising England's better display, said, "The conditions changed under the lights and the ball was swinging for them a lot more than it did earlier. "Anderson bowled an excellent spell but there are three more games to go for us and we have to put our heads together and come back tougher."