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Finger injury rules Agar out of India series
Australia tour of India

Finger injury rules Agar out of India series

Ashton Agar will miss the last two ODIs of the ongoing series between India and Australia after he fractured his finger while fielding during the third ODI in Indore on Sunday.

Agar sustained the injury during the 17th over while diving to stop Rohit Sharma’s pull-shot as the hosts chased Australia’s 294.

The spinner was subsequently rushed to the pavilion, however, he came back on the field five overs later to bowl. He completed his quota of 10 overs, giving away 71 runs and picking up a wicket of Virat Kohli.

"Ashton injured his right little finger whilst fielding in the match last night. Following the conclusion of the match he went for x-rays which have confirmed a fracture of the finger. He will return home to Australia and consult a specialist with a possibility of surgery," Richard Saw, the Australian team doctor confirmed.

India chased down the Australian total with five wickets and 13 balls to spare and attained an unassailable lead in the five-match series. The next two matches are to be played in Bangalore and Ranchi on September 28 and October 1.