Anderson hails ‘brilliantly intelligent’ Crawley for frustrating South Africa

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Jimmy Anderson praised the intelligence of the under-fire opener Zak Crawley – and raised an amused eyebrow at some unsolicited advice about hat-tricks from Stuart Broad – as England took charge of the second Test against South Africa in Manchester.

Anderson and Broad led the charge with the ball on the first day of this must-win match, claiming three wickets apiece as the tourists were rolled for 151 after winning the toss and choosing to bat under Old Trafford’s humid and heavily clouded skies. After the rollover at Lord’s in under three days, it was a welcome start.

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Written by Tanya Aldred at Emirates Old Trafford
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