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Australia rest Lee for SA game

Brett Dorey will take the strike bowler's place in Melbourne on Friday.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 12:20 IST

Australia are resting fast bowler Brett Lee from their team for the tri-series match against South Africa in Melbourne on Friday, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Captain Ricky Ponting returns to the side in place of Brad Hodge after being rested for the last two games, Brett Dorey takes Lee's spot and Stuart Clark continues to deputise for seamer Nathan Bracken.

Australia have already qualified for the final.

The team: Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Simon Katich, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Brad Hogg, Brett Dorey, Stuart Clark, Glenn McGrath, James Hopes (super sub).

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 12:20 IST