Cricket: England v South Africa

Simon Hughes: Finn has edge over Bresnan

The choice of third seamer for the 3rd Test lies between these two men, and I would choose Finn on his home ground of Lord's

Simon Hughes: Finn has edge over Bresnan

Choosing between Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad for the Lord's Test is not an easy decision to make.

But I would go for Finn because it's his home ground and he has the element of extra pace. At Leeds, he didn't take many wickets but he bowled some hostile deliveries.

Bresnan hasn't made any runs so you can almost discount his batting. So England can simply ask who is the guy who will take the most wickets?

I felt they should have played Finn ahead of Bresnan at the start of the series so I would go for him, unless it's a green-tinged pitch and then you might consider Bresnan.

Bresnan has bowled okay, but not desperately well, so Finn's extra height and pace clinch it for me. Finn could be the man to get Graeme Smith out and it might be a good idea to let him open the bowling with Anderson. Broad is versatile enough to bowl the middle overs.

Taking nine wickets on day five at Leeds would have given them a lot more heart. Kallis was bounced out by Broad and didn't pick it up too well. Rudolph looked a bit shaky against the short ball.

They haven't worked out how to get Smith out, but I think they should stop thinking about it too much and just bowl. The two balls he struggled with were on line and length outside of stump. One he played and missed at and one he edged and was dropped by Anderson. They should go back to basics again against Smith.

They haven't worked out how to get Amla and de Villiers out, but I'd say they were further ahead than a Test ago.

Otherwise, if the pitch is flat they are slightly better at grinding it out than our batsmen. And maybe on a flat pitch they have a bit more pace with the ball. Steyn looked very fast on day five and was a serious prospect.