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Finn makes Test debut Published: 12 March 2010

Lords.org columnist, Steve Finn, makes his Test debut in Chittagong as he was named in the England team to face Bangladesh.

As reported on Lords.org Finn, who writes a series of exclusive columns for this website (see left), forced himself into contention for a Test place after being called up as a late replacement for injured players.

With Ryan Sidebottom and Graham Onions sent home with injuries, Finn's impressive bowling in warm-up matches saw him seize his chance for a Test place.

Links to Lord's

The links to Lord's don't end their either.

Finn's new team-mate, Kevin Pietersen has been struggling for form of late. With just 49 runs from his past six innings the former England captain has come under unexpected pressure.

However, called upon in Chittagong with England 149-2, Pietersen has batted with his trademark style - racing to 99-runs before being bowled out pushing for his century.

Prior to the the tour to Bangladesh, Pietersen was putting in extra hours in the MCC Indoor School at Lord's - and his hard work has certainly paid off.

There are links to Lord's amongst the opposition too. Bangladesh's spin bowling all-rounder Mahmudullah was schooled at Lord's in the MCC Young Cricketers.

The right-arm spinner removed another England debutant, Michael Carberry, leg before wicket in the nineteenth over.

More Finn Line

In the space of a few weeks, Finn has gone from England Lion, to the England T20 squad and now a Test debut. He'll write about it all, exclusively, for Lords.org.

Keep up-to-date with Lords.org for more from 'The Finn Line'.

Find out more

    Did you know you can train in the MCC Indoor School - just like Kevin Pietersen? Why not book your net session online?

    England face Bangladesh at Lord's this summer - get your tickets now - prices start at just £5 for a full day's Test cricket at Lord's


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