Steven’s on the comeback trail

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FAST bowler Steven Finn has handed England a major fitness boost just days before the first Test against India.

Finn bowled three overs off his full run without discomfort in the nets yesterday as England struggled for wickets on a flat pitch in their final warm up match. Yorkshire’s Tim Bresnan took two wickets as Haryana responded to 521 all out with 172 for four on day two. There was also a fifth half-century of the match for England from Samit Patel (66), before Rahul Dewan (77no) and Sunny Singh (55) responded in kind.

Finn and Stuart Broad are both sitting out this fixture because of injury.

Bresnan said: “Finny, as far as I know, is off his full run now. That’s a very good sign. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be fully-fit.”