James Anderson confirms Ashes worth in Kiwi rout

It is Anderson who England look to for control with the new ball and he showed why it is so important for the hosts he remains fit for the Ashes with a first innings haul at Lord's of five for 47.

updated: May 20, 2013 08:32 IST
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London: James Anderson's position as England's key bowler heading into the Ashes series with Australia was confirmed by his display in the first Test rout of New Zealand.

Anderson's new-ball partner Stuart Broad grabbed the headlines with a Test-best seven for 44 as New Zealand collapsed to 68 all out and a 170-run defeat with more than a day to spare at Lord's on Sunday.

Broad though is a bowler who blows hot and cold.

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