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SA spinner Tahir fractures thumb

March 09, 2011 17:29 IST

South African spinner Imran Tahir's participation in the high-profile World Cup match against co-hosts India hangs in the balance after he suffered a thumb fracture, Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday.

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"Imran injured himself during the game against England (on Sunday) while attempting the caught and bowled, which dismissed Jonathan Trott," team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement.

"The x-ray that was done today revealed a small undisplaced fracture in his left thumb. His thumb has been splintered and immobilised and a decision on what happens further will be made in the next two days," he added.

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