Anderson wants players to stay composed in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Mar 18(ANI): England fast bowler James Anderson has said his teammates need to keep their cool after a doubtful not-out decision caused tempers to blaze during a routine victory over a Board XI.

Emotions were running high when Anderson found Dilruwan Perera's edge in the afternoon session, and England celebrated a catch by captain Andrew Strauss at first slip.erera thought there was some doubt over whether the ball had been taken cleanly, and stood his ground, a decision the umpires sustained after a brief conversation.ngland players congregated in the middle, and expressed their frustration at the incident, which was followed closely by the rejection of a confident run-out appeal at the other end.

"Straussy thought he'd caught it and the batsman questioned it. The umpires couldn't see it so they couldn't give it out. It was just frustrating with Straussy being the honest, upstanding citizen that he is. He wouldn't lie about something like that," The Mirror quoted Anderson, as saying.

"You can't tell without the replay, so you have to take Straussy's word on it and the other slip and wicket-keeper thought he'd taken it too. Add the heat into it and it was a lesson for us that situations like that are going to be hard to deal with and we have to deal with them well," he said.

"You're working very hard to take wickets and seamers aren't going to bowl a huge amount of overs in a spell so when you get someone out it is frustrating to have it taken away. But it is a good lesson for us because we will have to deal with it in the Test matches," he added. (ANI)