England ahead of the game - Finn

England fast bowler Steve Finn believes his side are "ahead of the game" after the first day of the decisive Third Test at Lord's, with South Africa closing on 262-7.

The Middlesex paceman praises his side's "beautiful" bowling in Thursday's morning session after South Africa won the toss and chose to bat on a "tacky" Lord's surface.

Finn's three wickets in seven balls helped reduce the tourists to 54-4, but they fought back thanks to Jacques Rudolph (42), JP Duminy (61) and Vernon Philander (46no).

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