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Watford-born Middlesex bowler Steve Finn is night watchman as England fight back in New Zealand
Steve Finn was promoted up the order to the role of night watchman as England gave themselves a fine chance of saving the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin.
The Watford-born bowler was nought not out at stumps as the tourists closed on 234 for one in the second innings, leaving them 59 runs behind going into the final day’s play.
Finn came in at number three after captain Alastair Cook was dismissed for 116 having made his 24th Test century, while fellow opener Nick Compton remained undefeated on 102 after the tourists had put on 231 for the first wicket.
Earlier, former Parmiter’s School pupil Finn picked up the final wicket to fall in the New Zealand first innings, getting Bruce Martin caught behind by Matt Prior for 41, as skipper Brendon McCullum opted to declare on 460 for nine, a first-innings lead of 293.
Finn finished with figures of one for 102 off 26.4 overs.