The visitors, who were shot out for an ignominous 60 in the first innings, reached 241 for seven at stumps on Friday, still needing 90 runs to make England bat again when the umpires called off the day’s play due to fading light. It was a huge first-innings lead of 331,...
Finn, who wasn’t a regular choice for the Ashes 2015 and came as a substitute in the playing XI for injured Mark Wood, has shown that his hard work has brought him back to the ideal line and length that helped him in becoming the youngest English player to bag 50 Test wickets.
Aside from the cloud hovering over Anderson, the day belonged to the resurgent Finn, who claimed 5-45 in what is his first Test match for more than two years, as England ripped through Australia. Now I’m just running up and bowling, thinking about what the ball’s doing.
Nevill should have been out for 53, brilliantly caught down the leg side by Jos Buttler, but England’s lack of remaining reviews cost Stuart Broad what would have been his 300th Test wicket. “It was a tough week after Lord’s”.