Graeme Swann hails England’s ‘dream start’ on flat pitch

Graeme Swann was delighted after England bowled Australia out for 245 on a ‘very good pitch’ on the first day of the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.

Australia won the toss – so often all but decisive on a batsman’s paradise at the Adelaide Oval – but were bowled out shortly before the close despite Mike Hussey‘s 93.

It could have been even worse for Australia after they slipped to two for three inside the first three overs – Simon Katich run out without facing before James Anderson removed Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke on his way to figures of four for 51.

“We’ll take that,” Swann said. “We got the best possible start with two wickets in the first over and three within three overs. We’ll take 245 all out any day. To get Ricky Ponting first ball is good enough but Clarke as well, plus the run-out, was a dream start.”

Full story: The Guardian




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