Michael Clarke twists ankle, in doubt for final ODI

The Australian skipper is receiving treatment and a final decision on whether he can play will be taken later.

Updated: January 22, 2013 12:29 IST
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Hobart: Michael Clarke, the Australian captain, is a serious doubt for Australia’s final ODI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday (January 23), after twisting his ankle in a training session. In a statement, Cricket Australia said Clarke was undergoing treatment and an assessment of his fitness would be made later on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka lead the five-match series 2-1 after the fourth ODI was washed out on Sunday.

Sri Lanka were chasing 223 runs to take the series after thrashing Australia in the second and third games. They needed 209 more runs off 46.4 overs with all ten wickets intact, when the umpires took the players off the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia had scored 222 for nine off their 50 overs after winning the toss. In the third ODI, Australia had slumped to 74 all out, their lowest ODI score against Sri Lanka.

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