Brad Haddin

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin will be looking to post a total over 400 for the second time in the Ashes series when the two walk to the crease on Day 2 of the second test between Australia and England after the hosts ended the first day on 273-5 at the Adelaide Oval.

Where to Watch Live

The play is scheduled for 12am GMT. Live coverage of Day 2 will be available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD.


Chris Rodgers (72) and Shane Watson (51) got the hosts off to an impressive start as the duo went on to put 121 runs partnership between them for the first wicket. However, England bounced back in the second session picking up three quick wickets before tea.

Alastair Cook will be hoping his bowlers could do the job on the second day and will be looking to restrict Australia from reaching a first innings total of 350. England have the pace attack of Stuart Broad and James Anderson with the spin duo of Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar providing the support.

However, the England skipper will be looking for an improvement in the fielding from his men as the visitors dropped three catches on the first day of the second Ashes Test. This includes missed chances of Clarke and Haddin, who remain unbeaten after the end of the day's play.

The dropped chances could prove costly for the visitors if Clarke and Haddin strike an effective partnership between them on the second day at the Adelaide.

Meanwhile, Swann was pleased with his side's performance on Thursday despite England's missed chances.

"We're fairly pleased. It would have been ideal to get six or seven wickets but we missed a couple of chances that on another day we'd expect to take. We stuck to our guns fairly well. That's a first day Adelaide pitch. It's drier than it normally is but it's still a bit of a featherbed," Swann told Sky Sports.

The pre-match assumption suggested that it would be a batting friendly pitch which was proved to be correct until the end of the first session of the day. However, as the match progresses, it is likely to favour the bowlers and England could have an advantage on the second day after having two spinners in Swann and Panesar in the team.