Ashes 2013: England’s Steven Finn targets big early effort on day two

England fast bowler Steven Finn is targeting a big early effort from his side as they look to capitalise on a dramatic opening to the Ashes series.

Finn took two wickets in two balls as England reduced the visitors to 75-4 at stumps, having been dismissed for 215.

He said: “The first hour will be very important – how we set the tone as bowlers and how we attack Australia.

“A few early wickets and we could put our noses in front. It’s pretty even at the moment, a very tight battle.”

The Middlesex paceman added: “To have them four down at the end of the day was a good result for us.”

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