Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned
The ones to Sehwag and Kohli turned appreciably, but Swann will bowl a few of those on any wicket. If every ball was behaving like that I'd agree with you but most of his deliveries weren't, he was just keeping it very tight.
thats why we see swann picking up 4 wickets with 4 good balls everytime he bowls and that too on Day 1
you don't need every ball to turn in order to get wickets. It's that surprise factor of just a small proportion of them turning that helps you get a wicket. (same applies on seaming wickets)
It was only day 1 and we saw the pitch littered with footmarks as though it was already day 4. hence I'd be surprised if England scored more than 550 runs in their 2 innings combined.