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Munaf out of 3rd ODI against SA

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 20:02 IST

Compounding the miseries of the visiting team, injured paceman Munaf Patel was on Saturday ruled out of India's third one-dayer against South Africa,

Munaf has been laid low by a sore left ankle and captain Rahul Dravid said the bowler was not fit enough to take the field in Sunday's outing.

Patel who took two wickets in the second ODI at Durban but bowled at a much slower pace, has not taken part in practice sessions since the last two days.

Munaf is the second player to join India's injured list on the tour after opener Virender Sehwag was forced to sit out of the Durban tie due to a freak finger injury.

It was still not clear whether Sehwag would take part in Sunday's game although the team management was hopeful that the Delhi batsman would be fit in time for the match.

India are already without the services of key ODI player Yuvraj Singh, who injured his knee ligament last month.