Friday 6 December 2013 

Video - Haddin On Important Partnership With Clarke

Watch as Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin talks about the importance of his 200-run stand with Michael Clarke on day two of the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide.

Haddin scored 118 and Clarke 148 which enabled Australia to declare on 570 for nine and they closed in a strong position when England were reduced to 35 for one.

This was Haddin's fifth Test century and with Clarke, he took Australia from 257 for five to 457 for six as England toiled.

"I think where the game was at, it was a pretty important one, especially with the partnership with Michael," he said.

"It was very important that we batted deep in this first innings, so to get 500, I think 50 (550-plus) on the board, it was pretty important."

Haddin was dropped late on day one by Michael Carberry but he said he had put that out of his mind although he was lucky to still be batting.

"I didn't think about it at all. You need to have luck in this game. You can do all the technique work and that you want, but you need luck in this game and I had my fair share."

Despite Australia's dominant position, Haddin knows that there is plenty of hard work ahead as his side bids to take 19 wickets to win the match and go 2-0 up in the series.

"Well, we had the luxury of only having an hour or so out there, but we know we've got a couple of big days in front of us.

"We've got to take nineteen wickets to win this Test match, so it's important that we bowl well and come up with a few good plans tomorrow to move forward in the game."

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