Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle urges Australia to dig in on day two

Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle urges Australia to dig in on day two after England reduced the tourists to 75-4 on day two of the first Test

By Callum Orr

Peter Siddle urged Australia to dig deep on day two after England reduced the Wallabies to 75-4 on day one of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

The tourists had made a rampant start as England were dismissed for a disappointing total of 215 runs before tea on the opening day.

However, James Anderson and Steven Finn both took a brace of wickets in the final session of the day to leave the Wallabies on 75-4.

And Australia’s Siddle, who posted healthy figures of 5-50, was in buoyant mood after his display, and insisted that his side were still in control of the match despite the late loss of wickets.

“Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow and we can set up the match,” said Siddle.

“If we can get in there, dig in and be patient there is still Brad Haddin to come and a few of us tail-enders can still bat. I think we are still on top.”

“It’s been an extraordinary day. Once we all settled down in the field, things went our way. Rocking up today, we wanted to bat and to get the job done with the ball was good. Hopefully we can now go on and get some runs.”

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