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James Anderson felt England’s display at Headingley could not ‘get much better’

James Anderson has played more Test cricket for England than any other player so he was the perfect man to rank their opening day against India at Headingley as one of the best in living memory. It is hard to imagine what could have gone better for the home side, who were asked to bowl first after losing the toss and responded by hounding the tourists out for just 78. Having condemned India to the ninth lowest score in history, openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed then cranked up the indignity by responding by piling on an insouciant 120 without loss at stumps. It was just the third time any side had ever taken all 10 wickets and moved ahead on the first day of a Test without losing a single batsman in reply.

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