Gautam Gambhir fit to bat despite concussion

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2011, 15:22 PM IST

London: Gautam Gambhir will be fit to bat in the fourth Test against England at The Oval on Sunday after recovering from the mild concussion he sustained while dropping a catch.

Gambhir hit his head on the ground on Friday when he dropped Kevin Pietersen, who went on to make 175 in a 350-run partnership with Ian Bell.

Gambhir did not field or bat on Saturday`s third day and was replaced in the field by Virat Kholi.

Team manager Anirudh Chaudhry said Gambhir had a "precautionary scan."

The batsman is now available to bolster a line-up that slumped to 103/5 in reply to England`s 591/6 declared.

Bureau Report