Rogers: This is a 'result' pitch

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Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers doesn't envision a draw happening in Adelaide in the second Ashes Test against England, saying the pitch has enough variety for bat and ball to make a result inevitable.

Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers doesn't envision a draw happening in Adelaide in the second Ashes Test against England, saying the pitch has enough variety for bat and ball to make a result inevitable.

Rogers was the top scorer on day one of the match, making 72 as Australia reached 273 for five at stumps. Two other Aussies also made half tons but failed to capitalise, while Michael Clarke was on 48 not out at the close.

Rogers told <i>Sky Sports</i> after the day's play: "I thought they bowled well in patches and made us work hard for it. You can say poor shots but these things happen.

"I think it feels more like a day three wicket than a day one wicket and also there was some surprising turn at times. I think this game is not going to be a draw, there will be a result.

"You have got to think about your scoring areas and how the opposition are going to attack you. It is probably better for batting here and if you get in you have to grind hard and get as many as you can."

Rogers conceded that they'd thought of making a much better score than they'd reached at stumps, especially when he and Shane Watson were in the middle, but was confident the tail could still do the job on day two.

He continued: "It has been an interesting one. At 1-155 we were thinking 400, 500 was on the cards but then a few tricks started happening and they got a few wickets so we then thought maybe 300.

"We have got a good tail, though, so hopefully we can push on and I think 400 would be a good score."

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