Result: Australia in strong position against England

Australia finish day one of the second Ashes Test against England on 273-5.

Australia have finished day one of the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide on 273-5.

In what was a rain-affected day, the hosts had a productive morning session and headed into lunch for the loss of just one wicket, with David Warner (29) being the only man to fall to Stuart Broad.

Stuart Broad of England is congratulated by team mates after taking the wicket of David Warner of Australia during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013© Getty Images

However, in the afternoon the England bowlers took control and restricted their hosts to 174-4 by tea, with James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar sharing the wickets.

Shane Watson was the first man to fall after lunch for 51 runs and soon after Chris Rogers was dismissed by Swann for 72.

Graeme Swann of England celebrates after dismissing Chris Rogers of Australia during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013© Getty Images

Steve Smith was got rid of by Panesar for just six runs, but George Bailey and Michael Clarke steadied Australia's innings in the evening session.

The Aussies lost one more wicket before the close of play as Swann caught Bailey at square-leg off the bowling of Broad; the 31-year-old made 53 before his dismissal.

Captain Clarke and Brad Haddin will resume day two on 48 and seven respectively.

Graeme Swann of England celebrates after dismissing Chris Rogers of Australia during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013
Read Next:
Result: England take three wickets in second session
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account