Anderson looks to win all sessions

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England fast bowler James Anderson feels the team's fortunes will turn around fully once they start playing well consistently, as they did in Southampton to win the third Test to level the series against India.

England fast bowler James Anderson feels the team's fortunes will turn around fully once they start playing well consistently, as they did in Southampton to win the third Test to level the series against India.

The senior players had been under pressure ahead of that match, with Anderson, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell failing to contribute. But they all stepped up at the Rose Bowl, and Anderson felt they needed to win the majority of sessions again.

Speaking ahead of the fourth Test at his home ground, Old Trafford, Anderson told ecb.co.uk: "I think, from my point of view, I felt similar to the team. I was bowling well in patches but not doing it through a consistent period of time.

"I wasn't doing it throughout a whole day for example, myself and Stuart Broad – (who) was back to somewhere near his best.

"I think that's something that we've got to try and use now. That is the standard that we've set ourselves and that's what we've got to try and keep up for the rest of the summer.

"We won sessions here and there and then we'd lose key moments of games and that's what loses you a Test match

"The thing that we did at the Ageas Bowl is we won pretty much every session. We were relentless with bat and ball.

"It was quite hard work trying to do that, being relentless, and that is something that we're going to have to front up and do again this Thursday in Manchester."

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