General News | 18th February 2009
Swann's Haul Puts England In Charge
Notts spinner Graeme Swann justified his England selection with a five wicket haul as West Indies were bowled out for 285 on day three of the Second Test in Antigua.
"It's a phenomenal feeling," said Swann, who was left out of the team to accommodate Monty Panesar before the decision was taken to move the match to the Antigua Recreation Ground.
"I genuinely thought they'd go with the same team. I feel for Monty because I thought he bowled well in that first Test with not a great deal of luck.
"But having been put in the team I have got to go out and do a job and prove I'm worthy of playing so I'm delighted with how today has gone."
The most significant breakthrough came when Ramnaresh Sarwan was caught by Andrew Flintoff at midwicket off Swann’s bowling on 94.
"I didn't know where to bowl to him to be honest,” said Swann.
“I was over the moon with that wicket because I hadn't planned it and he played into our hands by hitting it to big Freddie.
"He had batted so well all day and he really was the one we needed to get out."