England quick bowler bags five wickets in last warm-up game before Brisbane game.
Steve Finn took five wickets to push his Ashes Test claims as England mopped up the Australian Invitational XI’s first innings on the second day of their tour match Thursday.
The tall Middlesex paceman captured five for 103 as the tourists dismissed the Invitational side for 304 off 103.4 overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Finn boosted his chances of taking the third seamer’s spot for England, alongside Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, for next week’s opening Ashes Test in Brisbane with three wickets on the second day.
After struggling on the first day, Finn got things right against the tail in a smoother performance.
The Invitational side, resuming at 271 for five, lost Ryan Carters on the first ball of the day for 94, edging Broad to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.
Broad finished with four wickets for 37, an ideal lead-up to the opening Test for the fast bowler.