New Zealand hammered 53 off 7.1 overs in the first half-hour’s play before Stuart Broad took two wickets to end their innings on 350 in the second Test against England at Headingley on Saturday.
It was a long, long away from the 2-2 which the faced in the first few minutes of play after they had been put in to bat under ideal swinging conditions on Friday.
New Zealand resumed on 297-8 after magnificent fight-backs from Tom Latham (84), who provided the anchor and shared rapid stands with Ross Taylor (20 off 27 balls), Brendon McCullum (41 off 28) and Luke Ronchi (88 off 70).
Anderson said: “It was a good start. The conditions were favourable early on, a bit of rain around, a green pitch and the ball swung.
‘But we are disappointed we let them get away from us a bit. They scored at over 4.5 an over which from our point of view is not good enough.
‘Credit to them, I thought they played well. They punished us when we bowled where we didn’t want to bowl.
‘If you bowl well, you get rewards and if you don’t, you get punished. If you get in on it as a batsman, you can score runs quite quickly. We will be looking to try and do that.’