Nottinghamshire spinner Graeme Swann took two wickets in two balls as England made a dream start in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Australia were bowled out for 245 having slipped to 2-3 as Ponting and Clarke edged Jimmy Anderson to the waiting hands of Swann at slip.

Katich was run out by Jonathan Trott and Swann derailed Australia’s fight back by removing Hussey (93) and Harris in successive deliverie.

“To get Ricky Ponting first ball is good enough but Clarke as well, plus the run-out, was a dream start,” said Swann who finished with 2-70.

"It's a flat pitch, it didn't really spin, so my job is to tie one end down and I was pretty happy with the way I did that. Two wickets were the icing on the cake really.

"There was a lot of energy round the field, those who weren't bowling were scampering around like idiots - KP especially.

“The odd pat on the bum here and there is what you need to keep you going. We work hard on it, five or six years ago we were probably the worst fielding side in the world."

England are one without loss in reply having negotiated one over at the end of day one.