English paceman Jones ruled out of Oval finale
England suffered a blow on the eve of the final Ashes Test when Simon Jones was ruled out by injury.india Updated: Sep 06, 2005 19:33 IST
England suffered a blow on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia when fast bowler Simon Jones was ruled out by injury.
Jones hurt his right ankle on the third day of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge and failed to recover for The Oval finale, despite undergoing intensive treatment, the English Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
Jones, a leading exponent of reverse swing, took five wickets in Australia's first innings at Trent Bridge but missed most of the second after undergoing scans in hospital.
England lead the series 2-1 and need to avoid defeat at The Oval to win the Ashes.