James Anderson is Ashes hero!

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On the fifth day of an intense first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, James Anderson claimed the man of the match award after a critical contribution.

The “Burnley Express” took four wickets on the final day, for 10 in the match, including the vital scalp of Brad Haddin, with Australia 14 runs from victory.

England's James Anderson celebrates after bowling Ashton Agar caught Alastair Cook for14 during  day five of the First Investec Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 14, 2013. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. No Book use. No transmission of moving images. Official sponsor logos only. Call 44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

England's James Anderson celebrates after bowling Ashton Agar caught Alastair Cook for14 during day five of the First Investec Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 14, 2013. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. No Book use. No transmission of moving images. Official sponsor logos only. Call 44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

And Anderson felt his haul of 10-158 was his best Test performance to date.

He said: “Yeah I’d say so.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy at the start of the day, but I thought the lads stuck to it and stayed calm when it was getting tough.

“I’m just delighted to get the win.

“I had the nerves going a little bit but I love bowling at Trent Bridge.

“It’s been good to me over the years and I’m happy that I could pick up more wickets.”