Finn stands out for England

2016-01-15 06:50
Steven Finn (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - His figures were hardly earth-shattering, but Steven Finn once again emerged as England's biggest bowling threat on the first day of the third Test against South Africa at the Wanderers. 

Finn's 2/50 in 18 overs saw him beat the bat numerous times, while his delivery to dismiss Proteas danger-man Hashim Amla was as good as they come. 

Finn also had Proteas opener Dean Elgar in a spot of bother for large portions of his innings, but in the end his second wicket was somewhat gifted to him as Faf du Plessis clipped a ball to deep square leg. 

It may not have been his best ball of the day, but it was deserved, and Finn was once again the name on the lips of the English journalists after play ... even at Dean Elgar's post-day press conference. 

"He seems a bowler who is high in confidence, whose worked on his game quite a lot back home," said Elgar.

"He does produce some quality cricket when you’re out there facing him. He’s highly rated and he definitely doesn’t give you a lot to score off.

"He’s taller and he seems to have a bit more gas than the other bowlers."

Finn has now taken 10 wickets in the series, more than any of the England bowlers, at an average of 27.3.

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