Michael Clarke's back injury adds to Australia woes

In the current scenario, Clarke aggravating his back injury will be the last thing Australia would need. Due to the skipper's sore back, the out-of-form Phillip Hughes, Steven Smith and night-watchman Nathan Lyon were promoted up the order in the second innings.

updated: March 17, 2013 18:42 IST
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Mohali: Seeking to save the third Test match, Australia's miseries have been compounded by a back injury to skipper Michael Clarke, which has raised a question mark over his batting position going into the final day's play of the third cricket Test on Monday.

Cricket Australia (CA) media manager Matt Cenin said today the batsman will undergo treatment overnight and then the physiotherapist Alex Kountouris will assess his condition.

"He'll undergo further treatment overnight. We'll assess that and see how it settles in the morning to determine when he's able to bat," Cenin told reporters after the end of fourth day's play at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA).

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