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Sidebottom injury on the mend

cricket Updated: Aug 11, 2007 23:24 IST

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A scan on England bowler Ryan Sidebottom's injured left side revealed "no significant damage" according to an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement issued on Saturday.

Nottinghamshire left-arm quick Sidebottom didn't bowl after lunch on the second day of the third and final Test against India at The Oval.

The statement added that the 29-year-old Sidebottom "would continue to receive treatment today (Saturday) and be reassessed tomorrow (Sunday)".

Sidebottom bowled 32 overs, conceding 93 runs, with one wicket as India piled up 664 - their highest Test innings total against England.

England, 1-0 down in the series, need to win to preserve their six-year unbeaten record in home Test campaigns.

They resumed on the third day at The Oval on Saturday on 24 for one - still needing a further 441 runs to avoid the follow-on.