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Hussain doubtful for Oval Test

Nasser Hussain rated himself "doubtful" Monday for next month's fifth and final Test against South Africa at The Oval after sustaining an injury on Saturday.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2003 21:01 IST

Nasser Hussain rated himself "doubtful" Monday for next month's fifth and final Test against South Africa at The Oval after sustaining an injuryon Saturday.

Former captain Hussain suffered an undisplaced fracture on the big toe of his left foot after being hit by a delivery from fast-medium bowler Andrew Hall batting in England's first innings of the fourth Test at Headingley.

"Andrew Hall reverse swung in. It (my toe) is broken. I have broken the big toe near the joint. It is undisplaced at the moment.

"It is one of my many breaks," Hussain, who has a history of finger injuries, also told Channel Four.

"I can't get a shoe on," Hussain said before play started on the final day at Headingley.

"There are many conspiracy theories from South Africa but If I had kicked a door down it would have been right-footed."

Looking ahead Hussain said: "It's doubtful. I could have injections every few hours but we will just have to see what the medical advisor says.

The five match series is level at 1-1.

England started the final day of the fourth Test on 165 for five, with Hussain already out, needing a further 236 runs to win.

First Published: Aug 25, 2003 21:00 IST