CRICKET

Thigh’s the limit for pace­man Finn

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 -

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.

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