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Raina injures elbow in nets ahead of 3rd ODI

January 24, 2014 15:39 IST

Indian batsman Suresh Raina was rendered a doubtful starter for the must-win third One-dayer against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday after injuring his elbow during a practice session.

"Raina was hit on the left elbow while batting in the nets today. He was taken for a precautionary X-ray and he is fine. He has a soft tissue damage and we will assess his fitness tomorrow before the game," Indian team manager Dr R N Baba said.

India trail the five-match series 0-2 after defeats in Napier and Hamilton.

Raina's form has been a concern on the tour as he has so far scored 18 and 35 in the previous two matches.

India have to win to remain alive in the series, which would be followed by two Tests next month.

Image: Suresh Raina

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