Warneing for England

BRISBANE - Australia's Matthew Hayden has tipped Shane Warne to add to England's Ashes misery in the second test in Adelaide.

BRISBANE - Australia's Matthew Hayden has tipped Shane Warne to add to England's Ashes misery in the second test in Adelaide.

The leg-spinner was not at his best in the opening victory in Brisbane despite claiming 4 wickets for 124 runs in the second innings.

But the pitch for tomorrow's game is expected to crack open, which will help Warne, who has 51 wickets from 12 tests in Adelaide at an average of 29,20.

"He'll turn the ball prodigiously on this venue and he'll get a lot of up and down movement too," Hayden said.

The Adelaide Oval has traditionally favoured batsmen - Australia have made scores of more than 500 in three of their last four tests there while four double centuries have come in the past four years.

But opener Hayden says England could come unstuck against Warne, who is test cricket's leading wicket-taker with 689 victims from 141 games.

"I wouldn't like to be a left-hand batter facing him on this track, I really believe he's going to be hard work," the big left-hander said.

"Batting here is just such an important part, whatever you do first here is so crucial to the game." - BBC

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