Aussies mix up Alastair Cook, James Anderson

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

Brisbane: England fast-bowler James Anderson said Australian fans were mistaking him for Alastair Cook, who hit a record 235 not out in the drawn opening Ashes Test.

"In the airport waiting for flight to Adelaide. Had three people come up to me and say well batted. I only got 11?" Anderson tweeted.

Anderson reached 11 before being bowled in the first innings, while Cook, who is also tall with dark hair, eclipsed even the legendary Donald Bradman with his Gabba-record second knock.

The mix-up comes after many Australian supporters stayed away from the game`s final stages, as a likely victory slipped from the home team`s grasp.

AFP