The Ashes: Graeme Swann embarrassed by 'awful' Chris Rogers wicket

The 16th 'five for' of Swann's 54-match Test career began in comical fashion when the ball slipped from his hand and turned into a full toss that 'boxed' Australia's Chris Rogers.

updated: July 20, 2013 08:59 IST
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London: England's Graeme Swann made no attempt to hide his shame at the wicket that sent him on his way to a place on the Lord's honours boards during the second Ashes Test against Australia on Friday.

Off-spinner Swann led England's attack with five wickets for 44 runs in 21.3 overs as Australia collapsed to 128 all out in reply to the Ashes-holders' first innings 361, a deficit of 233 runs.

In the process the 34-year-old Nottinghamshire bowler became the first England spinner to take five wickets in an innings of an Ashes Test at Lord's in 79 years.

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