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Harmison ruled out of Mumbai Test

England's hopes of squaring the Test series suffered a major blow when pace spearhead Harmison was ruled out because of a shin stress.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 11:15 IST

England's hopes of squaring the three-Test series against India suffered a major blow when pace spearhead Steve Harmison was ruled out of the third and final Test beginning on Saturday because of a shin stress.

"Harmison has been ruled out of the Test. He's been diagosed as having a shin stress on his right leg. We are seeking further medical opionion from the UK," said the visiting team's media manager Andrew Walpole.

Walpole said pending the medical update which is expected on Friday, the Durham bowler will be staying back in India. "At the moment we have not thought of asking for any reinforcement," he added.

England drew the first Test against the hosts at Nagpur before going down by nine wickets in the second at Mohali.

England and India would be engaged in a seven-match one-day series after the end of the Test rubber.

First Published: Mar 16, 2006 13:36 IST