Finger injury rules Miller out of rest of Lanka ODIs

| Updated: Feb 03, 2017 01:35 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb.2 (ANI): South Africa batsman David Miller has been ruled out of the rest of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a finger injury. The 27-year-old sustained a cut to his little finger of the right hand while fielding during South Africa's huge 121-run win over Lanka in the second ODI in Durban. Subsequently, he did not field for the remainder of the match, and is now required to undergo stitches which mean seven to 10 days of recovery time. Reflecting on the injury, Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee said that Miller still remains in contention for the limited-overs series against New Zealand beginning with a T20I on February 17. "David required sutures to a laceration sustained while fielding a ball during the match last night. He will need at least 7-10 days to recover and will miss the remaining three matches of the series. He remains available for selection for the upcoming tour of New Zealand," Sport24 quoted Moosajee as saying. However, New Zealand have not named any replacement for Miller, who struck 117 off 98 balls besides adding 117 for the fifth wicket with Faf du Plessis to help turn an uncertain South Africa innings into a total of 307 for 6 at Kingsmead. The AB de Villiers-led side, who are currently leading the series 2-0, will play the third ODI against Lanka at the Wanderers on Saturday.(ANI)
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