Ashes: Steven Finn puts England on brink of victory

BRIMINGHAM: Steven Finn claimed his fifth Test five-wicket haul to put England on the brink of victory in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.


The Middlesex seamer, playing his first Test in two years, took 5-45 as Australia crumbled to 168-7 in their second innings leading by just 23.

Earlier, England had reached 281 in their first innings, with Joe Root making 63 and Moeen Ali hitting 59.

A side injury to bowler James Anderson was the only blemish on England’s day.