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Pietersen cleared of elbow injury

The batsman has been cleared of serious injury after suffering a nasty fall while fielding in the first Test against India, a team official said at Mohali on Monday.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 18:17 IST
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England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been cleared of serious injury after suffering a nasty fall while fielding in the first Test against India, a team spokesman told reporters on Monday.

The 25-year-old Pietersen crashed into the boundary hoarding and walked off the field clutching his left elbow on Sunday's final day of the drawn match.

However, a precautionary x-ray revealed no damage, much to the relief of an already injury-ravaged England squad.

The South Africa-born player lashed 87 in England's second innings to help the tourists set a 368-run fourth innings target on day five.

The injury-prone Pietersen hurt his right elbow in the first Test in Multan last November, during the 2-0 series defeat in Pakistan, then returned home early during the one-dayers due to a rib injury.

England are already without captain Michael Vaughan and fast bowler Simon Jones due to injuries.

The visitors play three Tests and seven one-dayers, with the second Test starting in Mohali on Thursday.