By CricketCountry Staff
London: Aug 17, 2012
England were on top on the first day of the third Test with South Africa struggling at 262 for seven at the Lord’s and pacer Steven Finn, who ended the opening day with figures of three for 68, feels the hosts have the edge.
The tourists recovered having at one stage slipped to 54 for four following an impressive burst of three wickets in seven balls from Steven Finn.
“When you lose the toss and bowl first, there’s always bit of pressure on you to take wickets, but I thought we bowled beautifully in the first session,” Finn was quoted saying by Daily Mail.
“As the day went on and the sun came out, the wicket didn’t have as much zip in it, but we feel we had a good day’s play. We’re a bit ahead of the game at the moment.”
JP Duminy, who top-scored for South Africa with a gutsy innings of 61 admitted: “England are probably more on top than we are, but the fighting spirit we showed was good.”
Asked about the controversial Kallis dismissal, Duminy said: “We can’t comment on that, but we’re a little disappointed.”