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Kumble gets two stitches on finger

October 31, 2008 19:55 IST

India skipper Anil Kumble received stitches on the little finger of his left hand which he injured while fielding, during the third day's play in the third Test against Australia, but the veteran leg-spinner will be back to his bowling ways on the fourth and penultimate day of match.

Kumble sustained the injury when he dived in an attempt to catch Matthew Hayden off Amit Mishra.

He was fielding at short mid-wicket in the 53rd over of Australia's innings, but ended up suffering a half-inch deep cut on his little finger.

"Kumble was rushed to the Apollo hospital where he got a couple of stitches as the cut was deep. But he will be back on the field tomorrow; there is nothing to worry," said the team's logistics manager Russell Radhakrishnan after the day's play.