Swann elated with his impressive debut

Updated: 12 December 2008 11:47 IST

Two wickets in the first over of his debut Test and England spinner Graeme Swann is over the moon, describing it as an "awesome feeling".

Chennai:

Two wickets in the first over of his debut Test and England spinner Graeme Swann is over the moon, describing it as an "awesome feeling" as his spell also helped the visitors tighten the noose on the Indian team in the opening Test on Friday.

Swann trapped LBW Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid from the third and sixth ball of his career to send the Indians reeling early in their innings. The Indians ended the second day on 155 for six.

"It's an awesome feeling and a couple of wickets in the first Test is something special," said Swann, who became only the second bowler in Test history to claim two wickets in the first over of a debut match.

Swann, who returned 2/35 on Friday, admitted that the wicket of Gambhir could have gone either way but he would take it.

"Yes it could have gone either way. But it went in my favour and that's it," he said.

Swann said his side will have to bowl well in the first hour tomorrow and tighten the noose on the home team.

"It was not a favourable wicket to bowl at but we knew if we bowl at right areas the pitch would do a bit. It is very encouraging that we tightened the noose of the Indians," he said.

"We need to bowl well early tomorrow and tighten the noose further," he said.

Asked how happy he was that he began his Test career with a bang, the 29-year-old said, "I am happy that I am helping the team's cause here."

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