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Injured Amla withdrawn from final ODI

Associated Press
Jan 23, 2013 at 04:24pm IST

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa says batsman Hashim Amla's fitness will not be risked in the final one-day international against New Zealand on Friday.

CSA has withdrawn the right-hander from the game because of a right thigh strain — when he was 50-50 to play — and will allow him to rest ahead of the upcoming three-test home series against Pakistan, which starts on February 1.

South Africa said left-arm spinner Robin Peterson was also unavailable for the final game against the Black Caps in Potchefstroom because of split webbing on his right hand.

Injured Amla withdrawn from final ODI

CSA has withdrawn the right-hander from the game because of a right thigh strain.

South Africa trails 2-0 in the three-game series and faces a rare home series whitewash. Fast bowler Dale Steyn was recalled to the squad on Wednesday while Dean Elgar was added as batting cover for Amla.

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