Rogers: ‘There were some disappointing shots’

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Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers says his team have to find a method to cope with the seaming conditions in England after they bowled out for just 136 on day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

Rogers, who spent a large chunk of his career playing county cricket in England, was the only visiting player to show any resistance with a gritty knock 52.

Seam bowler James Anderson was the hero for the home side as he recorded figures of six for 47 in 14.4 overs. England were 133 for three at stumps, leaving Australia with an uphill task heading into day two.

After he day's play, the 38 year-old Rogers said: "It was one of those innings where you had to fight for everything you get. That has been a characteristic of my career.

"It was tough conditions and we did not expect them to be as hard as they were. The cloud came over it swung and it seamed and I just managed to get through and the others got some good balls but there were some disappointing shots as well.

"Everyone is desperate to do well. Finding a way is possibly a concern particularly in these foreign conditions.

"We have to find a method and we have to find it quickly because I would not be surprised if we get these [conditions] again more often.

The five-match Ashes series is currently locked at one-all.

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