Having lost the toss England produced a remarkable opening spell on the opening day of the Second Test to leave Australia in deep trouble early on with three wickets down for just 2 runs .
Australian captain Ricky Ponting suffered the ignominy of a golden duck in front of a sell out crowd as James Anderson produced a terrific spell including a dropped caught and bowled chance to dismiss Hussey when Australia still only had 12 runs .
Hussey went on to make 93 as the Aussie’s recovered to be all out for 245 with Anderson England’s star bowler with figures of four wickets for 51 runs .
Adelaide is known for producing big totals in the first 2 -3 days of a Test match and England will expect to build a big first innings lead . England spinner Graeme Swann confirmed “It’s a very good pitch so we’ll be looking to bat as big as we can, hopefully that will be enough and we can then leave ourselves two or three days to win the Test.”
Bookmakers reacted by cutting the odds on an England victory to a top price 5/6 with Irish bookmaker Boylesports whilst the tourists are now a best price of 11/10 to win the five match series .