Anderson: I thought they batted really well all day

Australia

After England only claimed one scalp on the first day of the second Test at Lord's on Thursday, seamer James Anderson says they tried everything to get more wickets at the Home of Cricket.

Australia were 337 for one at stumps as the visitors batted with authority to try and level the series after England won the first Test convincingly in Cardiff last week.

Opening batsman Chris Rogers and Steve Smith scored unbeaten centuries and shared in a stand of 259 runs as England's bowlers toiled but only tasted success when spinner Moeen Ali got rid of David Warner in the 15th over.

After the day's play, Anderson told ecb.co.uk: "We tried different things, the new ball is important when it swings a little bit, trying to find edges and as the ball gets softer you adjust your field a little bit, try and play around a bit to get in the batsmen's head.

"I thought they batted really well all day. The way they kept going, kept their concentration throughout. We created a couple of half-chances but no real obvious ones.

"I don't think we bowled as well as we could, I thought we bowled really well at Cardiff, but we didn't back that up today which is frustrating."

Rogers, on 159, and Smith with 129 not out will resume at the crease for Australia on Friday.

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