Anderson apologies for `petulant` behaviour in Edgbaston Test

London, Aug 5 : Admitting that his behavior was 'unacceptable and petulant', England pace spearhead James Anderson said that he has apologised to both umpires for his behavior on the second day of the third Test at Edgbaston.

The 34-year-old received two official warnings for running on the pitch after delivering the ball and will be barred from bowling if he encroaches on the area again during Pakistan's first innings.

The warning from umpire Bruce Oxenford, who was prompted by TV umpire Kumar Dharmasena, didn't go down too well with Anderson as the veteran bowler appeared to remonstrate angrily.

However, after seeing a replay of his own reactions, Anderson admitted that he had over-stepped the mark and decided to apologise.

"It was a frustrating day," Anderson was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. "I had a bad half-hour where I let things get to me. I've apologised to both umpires as my behaviour wasn't acceptable. It was a bit petulant. "I wasn't convinced that I had [run on the pitch], but Bruce had the third or fourth umpire in his ear telling him I was.

"Having seen my reactions on TV, it doesn't look great when I'm pointing at the pitch. I don't necessarily think it was what I said, it was just the way I behaved. I had a bad half-hour, I've apologised and hopefully that will be the end of it." In reply to England's first innings score of 297, Pakistan made a steady progress, scoring 257 for three at stumps on the second day, courtesy Azhar Ali's 139.

Azhar had received a reprieve on 38 when he was dropped by Joe Root at second slip on a delivery by Anderson, which added to his growing frustration.

The four-match series is currently locked at 1-1 following England's 330-run victory over Pakistan in the second match at Old Trafford last month.

Source: ANI