Clarke: I’ll probably miss the rest of the series


Australia are set to be without captain Michael Clarke for the rest of the series against India, after barely having him fit for the first Test, after he picked up another, but different, hamstring injury.

Clarke pulled up in the afternoon of day five in Adelaide, with India batting towards the target of 364. He stretched to field a ball off Nathan Lyon's bowling, and dropped to the ground in pain. He limped off the field a few minutes later.

It was his right leg affected this time, a big blow considering it was his left that had caused all the trouble in the build up to the Test. Earlier in the game he had also suffered a flare-up of his lower back problems.

Brad Haddin took over the captaincy for the rest of the day, and looks set to be the skipper at the Gabba, starting on 17 December.

Clarke said after the match: "I had a scan, the results are not fantastic. I'm going to struggle to take any more part in the series."