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Gayle's injury to be assessed

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2013 | 12:00 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (CMC):

A scan is to be carried out on West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle today to determine the extent of an injury sustained during the third one-day international against Australia yesterday.

Gayle suffered a side strain while fielding during Australia's innings of 329 for seven in 50 overs at Manuka Oval.

He bowled five overs and picked up a wicket while conceding 36 runs, but spent some time off the field and had to bat at number five, instead of opening the batting.

"Chris will have scans in Canberra on Thursday morning. At that time we will know the full extent of injury," team media relations manager Philip Spooner told CMC Sports.

"He will travel to Sydney with the squad on Thursday afternoon. We hope to have him fit for Friday's fourth ODI at the SCG."

Gayle, who appeared to be grimacing during his brief innings, was bowled for two as he attempted to flick James Faulkner to the leg side.