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England's James Anderson says he enjoys his contest against India captain Virat Kohli. Image Courtesy: Getty

England veteran fast bowler James Anderson produced a magical spell to rattle India for 107 in the second Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Meanwhile, there were many unplayable deliveries with the Indian batters waiting for the inevitable to happen without knowing how to deal. James Anderson with 99 wickets at Lord’s is now only 14 shy of Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 – the highest by a pace bowler in Tests.

However, at 36, it is not easy for a pacer to run full steam for an hour but Anderson has done it with ease. However, the England paceman insists that neither his age nor his milestone, bother him too much.

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James Anderson of England celebrates the wicket of India’s Ajinkya Rahane. Getty Images

I don’t think about numbers or my age, I feel like, I won’t say 28, but 32,” James Anderson said. “I feel like I can still throw myself around in the field as well as anyone else so as long as I feel like that I’m just going to keep playing as long as possible. Hopefully, the wickets will keep coming as well and I can help this team keep winning,” he added.

Enjoying the duel with Virat Kohli – James Anderson

The fast bowler feels most of the things have gone according to the plan for him. However, despite all dominance, Anderson hasn’t been able to get Virat Kohli out.

Virat Kohli had played and missed some of James Anderson’s deliveries, but the wicket hasn’t come yet.

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James Anderson says he enjoys the contest with Virat Kohli. Image Courtesy: Getty

I was thinking why can’t he (Kohli) edge them like everyone else. I have really enjoyed the contest between him and myself. He is number one in the world for a reason.

For me I love playing against the best players in the world, testing yourself and seeing whether you can get the better of them. It is a really thrilling thing to be a part of, and unfortunately, I have not got the better of him yet, but I will continue to try my hardest throughout the rest of the series,” James Anderson concluded.

England are 250 runs ahead of India at the end of the third day of the second Test. Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow stitched a brilliant 180-run partnership to take their team to the driver seat.

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