Anderson looks to the positives

16 July 2017 03:25:50 EST

Jimmy Anderson insists all is not lost even after England endured a difficult second day in the second Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

The Lancastrian took five wickets as South Africa were finally dismissed for 335 but England were then skittled out for just 205 in their first innings, with captain Joe Root top-scoring with 78.

In their second innings the Proteas had moved on to 75-1 at the close on Saturday, a lead of 205 runs.

"I think we set ourselves such high standards with the ball and the bat and we didn't do ourselves justice," Anderson admitted.

"It's frustrating to be bowled out for such a low score. We have a fairly young side and are making improvements. We'll try and learn from days like this. Not every day is going to be perfect. We'll try and make sure it doesn't happen again.

"There's plenty of time left in the game and that's a positive for us. There's plenty of character in this team. I know we can [fight back]. It's just a case of dusting ourselves down and doing it."

England can be backed at 1/1 to win the second Test while the draw is available at 1/1 and a South Africa victory at 1/1.

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