The Ashes: Alastair Cook jokes 'scared of going bald' after nerve-wracking win over Australia

Anderson's match figures were his best in Test cricket since he took 11 for 71 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2010. Cook also highlighted Ian Bell's second innings 109, which helped give England just enough runs to defend, as a key contribution to the match.

updated: July 14, 2013 21:59 IST
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Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook praised the "outstanding" James Anderson after the fast-medium bowler guided the hosts to a nerve-wracking 14-run win over Australia in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

Anderson bowled 13 straight overs before lunch as he finished with an innings return of five wickets for 73 runs and a match haul of 10 for 158, only the second time in his 83-Test career he's taken 10 or more wickets in a match.

A clash beset by umpiring rows and controversy over the Decision Review System ended shortly after lunch on the fifth and final day when England overturned umpire Aleem Dar's original not out decision to have Brad Haddin (71) caught behind off Anderson.

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