Oram out with fractured finger, Cairns drafted in

Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 20:51 [IST]
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Wellington: All-rounder Chris Cairns has replaced fast bowler Jacob Oram in a 12- member New Zealand squad for the fifth One-day International against India, starting on Wednesday.

Oram fractured his finger during a late catching practice session, manager Jeff Crowe said on Tuesday. Cairns has been included in the team for the first time in the ongoing series of seven One-day Internationals against the tourists. He was out of international cricket for nearly eight months due to a knee injury. New Zealand, leading 4-0, has already clinched the series.

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