Thigh’s the limit for paceman Finn
STEVEN FINN gave England cause for concern as he limped out of the attack with a thigh injury on the first day of their India tour.
Finn (below), a key man in England’s likely Test team, pulled up while fielding before aborting the second over of his second spell in Mumbai.
He was set to have a scan on his injury last night.
Alastair Cook’s initial experience on his first tour as permanent Test captain turned out to be an awkward one.
Seventh-wicket pair Manoj Tiwary (93) and Irfan Pathan capitalised on the gains of Abhinav Mukund (73) and Yuvraj Singh (59) in India A’s 369-9 in the three-day match at the Brabourne Stadium.
Mukund was the dominant – but not always convincing – force throughout the morning session, making 41 of the first 50 runs and hitting 12 fours in his 57-ball half-century after the hosts won the toss.
Yorkshireman Tim Bresnan was the pick of the England bowlers – finishing the day with 3-59 from 20 overs. Spinner Graeme Swann also chipped in with three wickets, this time for 90 runs.
Jimmy Anderson and Samit Patel also snagged one victim each on a tough day.