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Nehra injury may force rethink

Pietermaritzburg: Ashish Nehra’s clumsy fall during the Namibia match, which sprained his left ankle, could affect the Indians’ strategy against England.

According to The Telegraph’s sources, Nehra was “certain” to play at Kingsmead Wednesday but, now, the thinktank may have to “review” the situation. Captain Sourav Ganguly put it thus: “At the moment, it appears to be a sprain. However, let’s see how he feels in the morning (Monday)...”

Sourav himself was struck on the chin, while trying to pull towards the end of his unbeaten innings, but the injury didn’t necessitate stitches. “It’s not a deep cut,” the captain remarked.

While two Indians suffered injuries, the lone Pakistani on the field — umpire Aleem Sarwar Dar — escaped becoming the biggest casualty: He just about managed to save himself from a full-blooded Sachin Tendulkar strike.

Later, asked whether he was ‘preparing’ for the India-Pakistan game in Centurion, the Man of the Match answered smiling: “I was trying to connect, that’s all... I’m happy I got a four.”

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