Anderson and Root hit form to level series

BOWLER James Anderson claimed a ‘five-for’ in England’s eight-wicket win against New Zealand to level the one day series yesterday and hopes he can continue his record-breaking international career for 10 more years.

The 30-year-old became England’s leading wicket taker in all forms of the game over the weekend, surpassing previous record holder Sir Ian Botham’s 528 dismissals.

And Anderson believes he still has plenty of years left at the top.

“I want to keep playing until I’m 39-40 and put that record well away from anyone else,” he said.

“I want to prolong my career for as long as I can.”

Anderson helped bowl the hosts out for 269 in Napier, taking the prize scalp of century maker Ross Taylor on the way.

England hit their target with 14 balls to spare as captain Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root all posted half-centuries.