Ashes: James Anderson Believed England ‘Had Good Chance’ Of Beating Australia

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England pace bowler James Anderson says he believed the side “genuinely had a good chance” of beating Australia in the Ashes.

England have lost the five-match series after 12 days of cricket, with a batting collapse in Melbourne handing Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead. The tourists have lost 12 and drawn one of their past 13 Tests in Australia.

“The first three games have been really gutting. The lads are pretty flat at the minute,” Anderson said.

England were bowled out for 68 on the third day of the third Ashes Test as Australia completed a crushing innings-and-14-run victory. They have yet to pass 300 with the bat in the series so far and have been bowled out for under 200 three times in six innings.

“I genuinely thought we had a good chance when we came over here,” Anderson, 39, told Test Match Special. “I thought the squad we’ve got would be able to compete, but it’s clearly not gone to plan.

Source: BBC Sport

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