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Siddle adds to Australia's injury woes

PACEMAN Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the remaining three limited-overs internationals in India, joining a growing list of Australian injuries from the series.

Siddle injured his left side in a series-leveling 24-run win over India at Mohali on Monday night and Cricket Australia announced yesterday that he would be sent home to Melbourne.

With Brett Lee and James Hopes already sent home with injuries and veteran seamer Nathan Bracken injured ahead of the series, Australia's bowling stocks are diminishing.

Wicketkeeper Tim Paine was also sent home with a broken finger, while vice-captain Michael Clarke and batsman Cullen Ferguson were ruled out with injuries before the series started.

No replacement has been named for Siddle, who bowled only five overs in Mohali.

On Monday, Shane Watson hit 49 and took three wickets as Australia beat India by 24 runs in the fourth one-day international to draw level at 2-2 in the seven-match series.

Cameron White also made 62 and captain Ricky Ponting 52 in Australia's total of 250 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. The Australians then bowled out India for 226 in 46.4 overs.

Left-arm seamer Doug Bollinger, playing only in his fifth ODI, was the pick of Australia's attack and finished with figures of 3-38, while Watson claimed the last three wickets to take 3-29. Offspinner Nathan Hauritz took 2-31 off nine overs.

Sachin Tendulkar top-scored for India with 40 from 68 balls, falling seven short of 17,000 ODI runs when he was lbw to Hauritz.

The top six Indian batsmen all reached double figures but the biggest partnership for the hosts was the opening stand of 40 between Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who smashed 30 off 19 balls.


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