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Ashes: Australia's Peter Siddle delighted to take five England wickets

Peter Siddle: Took five wickets to dismiss England for a disappointing 215

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Australia seamer Peter Siddle was delighted once again to be a thorn in England's side on the opening day of an Ashes contest.

In the 2010-11 series, Siddle took a hat-trick on his 26th birthday in Brisbane and bounced back defiantly after conceding 27 runs in his first four overs to finish with figures of 5-50 to put the hosts under the cosh at Trent Bridge.

"I probably didn't start off as I would have liked in my first four overs, but after that I did my job and come out with five which was handy," he said after starring as England were bowled out for 215.

Siddle inspires Australia

"It did happen all fast. A bit slow in the morning, for us anyway, and then we slowly got into our business and then that last session and a little bit, wickets came."

Siddle, now 28, believes the first hour of Thursday's play in Nottingham will be important as Australia's batsmen look to steady the ship after a dramatic final session saw them reduced to 75-4.

He added: "It would be nice for a bit of sun tomorrow to bake the wicket and see how we go.

"The first hour's going to be tough, it's going to be crucial for us to dig in there and hopefully we're still four down by the first drinks and we'll where we go from there."