Australia lose Clark

Mohali, October 16:

Australia have lost paceman Stuart Clark to an elbow injury while India will wait until the tomorrow morning to decide whether captain Anil Kumble is fit for Friday’s second Test. India must decide whether Kumble’s right shoulder can last a full Test on a dry surface at Punjab Cricket Association ground.

Clark failed a fitness test today and captain Ricky Ponting said Peter Siddle would come into the side. “He’s only a young bloke,” Ponting said. “He has only played 12 first-class games, but as far as his bowling goes, he’s ready.”