Carberry: Vibe still positive despite collapse

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England opening batsman Michael Carberry said his colleagues were not down-hearted after being bowled out for 136 on day two of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, and that they were prepared to 'fight hard'.

England opening batsman Michael Carberry said his colleagues were not down-hearted after being bowled out for 136 on day two of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, and that they were prepared to 'fight hard'.

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was magnificent at the 'Gabba, taking four wickets and terrorising the England batsmen, while Nathan Lyon was on a hat-trick at one stage and Ryan Harris chipped in with three wickets.

The Hampshire veteran said at the close of play, with the Aussies leading by 224 runs: "I think the batsmen feel a little bit down about the session but the vibe is still pretty positive.

"We know there is still three days to go in the game so we are not totally out of it yet. We have just got to come out tomorrow and fight hard."

Carberry, who top-scored with 40, then added that the wicket was a good one to bat on, and he told his team-mates that, but gave credit to the home bowling attack, who kept their line and punished any mistakes from England.

He added: "I came in at lunchtime and said to the guys that it is a good wicket but credit to the Australians they bowled well and we never really got away from them at any stage.

"It is easy to say we got stuck but if people put the ball in the right area they are going to make it difficult to score.

"You have to try and be proactive as a batsman but you have to be respect good bowling. I guess you have to find a balance which we didn't quite find today."

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