Michael Clarke Injures Hamstring in ODI Match Against South Africa

Australian skipper Michael Clarke made just 11 from 20 balls in the 1st ODI against South Africa before being caught behind when he gloved an attempted pull shot to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock from the bowling of Dale Steyn. The cricketer has battled a degenerative back problem and hamstring issues in recent years.

Updated: November 14, 2014 15:06 IST
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File photo: Clarke has had problems with his back and hamstring in recent years.

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Perth: Australia captain Michael Clarke reinjured his hamstring in Perth Friday, and was unable to play out the remainder of a one-day international against South Africa. (1st ODI Scorecard)

The 33-year-old hurt his troublesome left hamstring during a brief stint at the crease at the Western Australian Cricket association stadium on Friday.

"Michael has reinjured his left hamstring and is currently being assessed," his doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement released by Cricket Australia.

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