Updated: 12/05/2013 09:54 | By Agence France-Presse

Broad strikes early with Warner wicket

England's Stuart Broad made an early breakthrough for the tourists on the opening morning of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Thursday, dismissing dashing Australian opener David Warner.


Broad strikes early with Warner wicket

England paceman Stuart Broad (C) gets the wicket of Australia's batsman David Warner during day one of the second Ashes cricket Test between England and Australia in Adelaide on December 5, 2013

Warner, who scored a century in Australia's huge 381-run win in the series opener in Brisbane, set off at a cracking pace after Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to take first advantage of the drop-in pitch.

The 27-year-old struck 29 off 32 balls with four fours before he went after a wide Broad delivery and was caught by Michael Carberry at point in the eighth over, leaving the home side 34 for one.

Fellow opener Chris Rogers, looking for a confidence-boosting innings after two failures at the Gabba, played the anchor role, with Shane Watson also looking to impress. 

Players were three times sent from the field by rain showers in the morning session.

The tourists made two changes following the departure of batsman Jonathan Trott with a stress-related illness.

Joe Root was elevated to Trott's spot at first wicket down and England gave Durham allrounder Ben Stokes his first Test cap, presented to him by former captain Andrew Strauss before play.

Monty Panesar was also included in a twin-spin attack with Graeme Swann on a dry pitch expected to take turn later in the match.

Australia named an unchanged side, with James Faulkner as 12th man.

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