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October 31, 2008
Anil Kumble, the Indian captain, is expected to be back on the field on Saturday morning after missing part of Friday's play with a finger injury. Kumble was taken to hospital, where the deep cut on his left little finger will be treated - sources say it will need stitches, under local anaesthesia - sometime on Friday evening.
The incident occurred during the second session of the third day. Fielding at short midwicket, Kumble hurled himself to his right for a difficult chance off Matthew Hayden but the ball grazed his finger. He was attended to by the physio and left the field, and later taken to hospital.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over the captaincy for the rest of the day.
The injury is another blow in a forgettable series for Kumble, who is yet to pick up a wicket in the two Tests he's played, having missed the second Test in Mohali with a shoulder injury. He bowled 17 overs and conceded 53 runs at the Kotla before leaving the field.
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