Anderson: It was a glitch, nothing more

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England fast bowler James Anderson is hoping the second ODI defeat to Sri Lanka was a 'blip' in terms of how terribly they played, losing by 157 runs, and is sure they'll be back on track in the third game.

England fast bowler James Anderson is hoping the second ODI defeat to Sri Lanka was a 'blip' in terms of how terribly they played, losing by 157 runs, and is sure they'll be back on track in the third game.

England were all out for 99 in Durham, with only Eoin Morgan and Ian Bell reaching double figures, and Anderson hopes the match at Old Trafford, his home ground, on Wednesday will make amends for having leveled the series.

Anderson said after training on Tuesday: "I think it was just one of those days where everything that could go wrong did, especially with the bat.

"We under performed and we thought that they probably got 20 too many with the bat. We still thought we could chase it down and unfortunately we didn't get anywhere near.

"Obviously we were disappointed then, we went away and tried to figure out where we went wrong and today we've practiced really hard at how we're going to come back at Sri Lanka tomorrow.

"We've got three games left in this series to try and show people that that was a blip, and hopefully that's what it will be.

"We knew Sri Lanka would come back hard at us and they did that, I think it's going to make for a really good series."

Anderson was also asked about the fitness of skipper Alastair Cook, who missed the second ODI, saying: "We'll see how he is in the morning. He's practised today, so fingers crossed he will be okay."

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