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Michael Clarke resumes innings in 1st test

December 10, 2014

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Michael Clarke has resumed his innings in the first cricket test against India after being forced to retire hurt with a back injury on the opening day.

Clarke was unbeaten on 60 when he left the crease with severe back pain Tuesday. He was taken to hospital for scans and received pain killing injections.

Clarke arrived early at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday morning and batted in the nets in order to prove he was fit to further participate in the match.

Australia was 354-6 at stumps Tuesday, having lost wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to the last ball of the first day’s play.

Clarke came to the crease at the start of play on the second day with Steve Smith who was 72 not out.

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