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Injured Ganguly to miss second Aussie one-dayer

Published: Monday, October 1, 2007, 10:53 [IST]
 
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KOCHI:
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will miss the second one-day international against Australia here due to a strained hamstring, officials said.

Ganguly, 35, limped off the ground while fielding during Saturday's first match in Bangalore which was washed out with India on 9-1 chasing Australia's 307-7.

Scans revealed no serious injury and Ganguly is expected to take the field in the third game in Hyderabad on Friday, Indian cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah said.

"An MRI scan was performed on Sourav's right hamstring and it has determined no injury to the region," Shah said in a statement.

"Based on the findings, vigorous rehab approach will be commencing immediately. The team management feels that Sourav will progress quickly and hence it was decided to give him a one game rest."

The left-hander, a veteran of 303 one-day internationals, has hit 1,024 runs at an average of 51.20 since his recall to the side last January following a spell out of the team.

Indian batsman Robin Uthappa is also recovering from a hamstring problem while off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is expected to be available for Tuesday's match after missing the first game with a neck sprain.

India, the newly crowned Twenty20 world champions, and one-day kings Australia are playing a seven-match one-day series which ends on October 17.

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