Saturday 7 December 2013 

Video - Johnson On 'Special' Performance

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson talks about his 'special' performance of seven for 40 on day three of the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide.

The pace bowler produced an inspired performance to help his side bowl England out for 172 in reply to Australia's 570 for nine declared.

The home side then built a lead of 530 runs by closing on 132 for three in their second innings.

"The ball came out of my hand exactly how I wanted it to," he said. "I guess coming into this match there was a bit of talk of me not hitting the stumps at Brisbane, but I was excited about the variable bounce, the reverse swing that Adelaide provides.

"It was a really nice today, really nice feeling, backed up again by all the bowlers. There was a period there where the ball wasn't doing a lot. But we stuck to our plans and we got a little bit of reverse there, which we knew would happen and just went hard."

He added that this performance coming on the back of nine wickets in Australia's 381-run win in Brisbane was what made it especially pleasing.

"I think for me to back up a performance in Brisbane, to do it here, it's a really nice feeling for me.

"I guess there's been talk in the past, I can have those performances when I blow a team away and then the next one not turn up. So I think that's why it was a bit more emotional today for me, and special."

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