Ashes

Ponting fractures finger

2010-12-19 06:14
Ricky Ponting

Perth - Australia captain Ricky Ponting fractured his finger during a blistering third Ashes match, leaving him in question for the fourth Ashes Test.

"Ricky Ponting had an x-ray last night that has confirmed a small fracture of his left little finger," said team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

Ponting, who has scored just 83 runs so far in the series at 16.60, went off late in the evening session Saturday after hurting his finger while trying to take a catch to remove Jonathan Trott in a crucial session which left Australia just five wickets from levelling the series.

The injury was one of Australia's few disappointments on the third day, as the tourists watched their ascendancy slip away as a series of quick wickets fell in the final minutes of play.

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