Cricket: Australia's Marsh to miss final Test against India

Australia's all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the fourth and final cricket Test against India after aggravating a hamstring injury. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the fourth and final cricket Test against India after aggravating a hamstring injury. -- PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the fourth and final cricket Test against India after aggravating a hamstring injury.

He strained his hamstring during the second test In Brisbane and was sidelined for the ongoing third Test in Melbourne, where India are 108-1 at stumps on day two, a whopping 422 runs adrift of the hosts' total.

"Mitchell Marsh had scans on his injured hamstring this morning after reporting some soreness yesterday. The scans confirm that he has suffered a setback in his rehab and will not be available for the Sydney Test match," team physio Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

Kountouris said the team's focus would be to get Marsh fit for the one-day international tri-series against England and India which starts on Jan 12.

Debutant batsman Joe Burns replaced Marsh in the team for the third Test.

Australia lead the series 2-0.