According to the off-spinner, it's the kind of MCG wicket where a batsman never really finds himself in. He hoped the MCG track would open up to offer him help in the second innings.
'Hope there are patches which open up. As of now the wicket is hard and solid underneath, it doesn't look it would break much. Any deviation from the wicket would certainly help.'
'It's not often spinners get wickets on day one and two. For it to happen, the bowlers bowling from the other end, ball coming out of your hand, drift, there are a lot of factors to go your way to take wickets on day one', Ashwin said.
'I thought I bowled well but it didn't go my way. You have to test a spinner in the second innings when there are really some patches that open out. Ashwin said he is getting the bounce that he needs to be effective on the track.
'Bounce is one factor which is going to keep me in the game always. I really enjoyed it, the ball has done enough to keep the bowlers interested. I hope it just flattens out and becomes really good for us'.
Ashwin denied he had a mystery ball which batsmen find difficult to pick in the middle.
'There are no mystery balls, I am just trying to evolve as a spinner, trying to improve day by day. Anything I find interesting I try and give it a good shot.
'There was a readiness of all four of us to take wickets, we were all looking to get in the park and get 10 wickets. it's going to be how well we recover in the second innings and that readiness has to come back,' he said.
'Tendulkar's wicket was very important. He is a great player and it was a special 70. It was good to see his back towards the end of the day, said Aussie stumper Haddin .