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Ponting fractures finger, out of Perth Test

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting did not take the field on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test today after fracturing the little finger on his left hand. Scorecard

cricket Updated: Dec 19, 2010 08:38 IST

Australia captain Ricky Ponting fractured his finger during a blistering third Ashes match, officials said on Sunday, leaving him in question for the fourth day of the Test.

"Ricky Ponting had an x-ray last night that has confirmed a small fracture of his left little finger," said team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

"A decision on whether he will field today will be made during the team warm up this morning."

First Published: Dec 19, 2010 07:41 IST