Australia captain Michael Clarke retires hurt

Australia captain Michael Clarke retired hurt before tea on day one of the first test against India in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Australia captain Michael Clarke retires hurt

Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke retired hurt before tea on day one of the first test against India in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Clarke was on 60 when he twisted to avoid a short ball from Ishant Sharma. He tried to stretch out the injury with medical staff but trudged off minutes later with Australia on 206-2.

The 33-year-old had just returned to the team after a hamstring strain, his third in three months.

Clarke, who has battled a back condition throughout his career, had appeared in full control against India`s bowlers and his retirement subdued the crowd of over 20,000 at Adelaide Oval. 

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