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Bairstow and Finn on the rise

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Jonny Bairstow and Steven Finn’s contributions in England’s 51-run defeat to South Africa at Lord’s has seen them move up the International Cricket Council player rankings.

Bairstow, returning to the side, compiled knocks of 95 and 54 to help him rise 101 places into 69th spot, while Finn’s match figures of 8-149 have seen him break into the bowling rankings top 20 for the first time.

The Middlesex paceman is now in 16th position, three places behind Graeme Swann, while James Anderson and Stuart Broad occupy fifth and eighth spots respectively.

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