England are under the pump in the ongoing third Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They need a miracle to save the match and avoid third consecutive humiliating defeat. Meanwhile, James Anderson was team’s only star performer in Australia’s first innings.
The veteran took four key wickets and looked dangerous throughout his bowling spell. Anderson dismissed the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Marcus Harris and Pat Cummins.
Former England spinner Monty Panesar has lauded Anderson, comparing the fast bowler to Cristiano Ronaldo and Novak Djokovic.
“James Anderson was just magnificent. His performances are really up there with great sportsmen right now like Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, (Novak) Djokovic with the tennis.”
“That was a brilliant bowling performance. We probably won’t see again another England bowler like that. I thought England had probably their best bowling performance of the series so far,” said Panesar on Sky Sports.