Thursday 5 December 2013 

Video - Swann On 'Fairly Even' First Day

Watch as England spinner Graeme Swann gives his assessment of what he calls a 'fairly even' first day of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Australia closed on 273 for five after Chris Rogers, Shane Watson and George Bailey scored half-centuries but England dropped three catches, two of which mean that Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin were unbeaten overnight.

Swann, who took the best catch of the day to dismiss Bailey at square leg off Stuart Broad, says that a couple of quick wickets on day two will help ease the disappointment of missing what he calls 'half-chances'.

"I think it is a fairly even day - having loss the toss at Adelaide, you always fear the worst as a bowler," he said.

"I think five wickets in the day is a pretty good return. Obviously six or seven would have been a lot better and we missed a couple of half-chances that will rue.

"If we turn up in the morning and take a couple of quick wickets it will all be quickly forgotten."

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