“A couple of people have come up to me and said, ‘Cor, you’re bowling at 94mph’. My mum rang me and said ‘You were bowling at 94mph yesterday’. It was great. But it’s not something that is occupying my mind. If I bowl at 94mph consistently, great.”
Finn knows direction and trajectory will always outweigh speed for him.
“It’s nothing I think about,” he said. “It’s nice being referenced in that bracket, but more important is where the ball goes. At what pace it does it is really irrelevant.
“It’s whether it goes in the right area and does the right things. If you do it at 94mph, brilliant.
“Speed is not something that’s occupying my mind. More important is what I do with the ball.”
The 6ft 7in bowler hopes there is still an extra gear to find. “It (his speed) has been pretty consistent for the last four or five games,” he said. “Every time I’ve bowled, people are saying ‘Is the speed gun broken?’ I’d hope it doesn’t lie. But I’m not doing anything different.
“I’m maturing as a bowler, so I think I might have a little bit more in the tank – you never know.”
Finn troubled both Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli early in Monday’s double-century stand, only to end up wicketless in Dehli.
“There’s not a lot more I could have done,” he said. “On another day, I might have had three or four wickets.
“We look to attack with the new ball. That’s the way we go about it, and I think we’ve done that quite well in the two games so far.
“We’ve created a few opportunities and could have been in far better positions in the first 10 overs than we have been.”
ENGLAND (from): AN Cook (Captain), C Kieswetter (wkt), IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, IR Bell, JM Bairstow, SR Patel, TT Bresnan, GP Swann, JW Dernbach, ST Finn, RS Bopara, SG Borthwick, SC Meaker.
India (from): MS Dhoni (Captain, wkt), P Patel, A Rahane, G Gambhir, V Kohli, S Raina, R Jadeja, P Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, U Yadav, R Sharma, V Aaron, M Tiwary, S Aravind.
Umpires: B Bowden (NZ) and S Asnani (Ind).
Third umpire: S Ravi (Ind).
Match Referee: R Mahanama (SL).