Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

The Ashes: Australia far better says Anderson

The Ashes: Australia far better says Anderson

However, the ensuing four-Test series against South Africa and next year's Ashes in England are also firmly on his mind.

Standing in for the ill skipper Joe Root, James Anderson faced the press after a fourth defeat of the Ashes series in the fifth Test in Sydney. "We've not scored the amount of runs you need to win a series like this and as a bowling group we have not created the pressure for long enough periods of time".

Cummins finished as the leading wicket-taker in his first home Test series with 23 scalps but every member of the hosts' attack fired at various points.

Shaun Marsh and Mitch Marsh celebrated emotional centuries on day four of the fifth Test, powering their side to 7-649 when Steve Smith called his teammates in during the post-lunch session.

"The more he plays, he's going to continue to improve and get better".

He added: "We've just not capitalised in the key moments where, if we kick on with the bat and get a big score in the first innings then we put them under more pressure".

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Australia captain Steve Smith was unsurprisingly named the Compton-Miller Medallist after his side's 4-0 Ashes success against England.

Lyon bowled unchanged through nearly the entire session, rested only for one over from Mitchell Marsh immediately before the lunch break.

They denoted the Aussies 4-0 series victory, but not everyone was a fan. We've been on top in some games, if not all the games at some stages.

"For me the moment that changed the whole series was Nathan Lyon and his run out at the Gabba, that was such a huge moment in the series and those sorts of plays can change a series and I think that was a series-changing moment", he said.

"We have been outplayed in the key moments of each game. We've been in the games to an extent but we've just not been able to capitalise on any opportunities we got".

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