SA captain Smith faces fitness test

South Africa captain Graeme Smith will have to pass a fitness test if he is to lead his country in the one-day triangular series game against England on Thursday.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2003 17:10 IST
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South Africa captain Graeme Smith will have to pass a fitness test on Thursday morning if he is to lead his country in the one-day triangular series game against England at Old Trafford later that day.

The 22-year-old batsman injured his shoulder during South Africa's 46-run victory over Zimbabwe at Canterbury on Sunday, but scans and X-rays showed there was no serious damage.

Smith has since been receiving extensive physiotherapy treatment.

South Africa lie bottom of the series standings with six points from two games, although they have a match in hand over both England and Zimbabwe, who are joint top on nine points.

First Published: Jul 02, 2003 17:10 IST