Aussies, Sri Lankans battling injuries

Australia and Sri Lanka were both battling injuries to key players ahead of the third and final Test starting in Colombo on Friday.

Ryan Harris

Australia's frontline fast bowler Ryan Harris was due to undergo scans on a hamstring strain later yesterday, while Sri Lanka's unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis was ruled out with a back injury.

Harris, nicknamed 'Rhino' for his strong physique, complained of a stiff hamstring on the final day of the drawn second Test in Pallekele on Monday and went off the field.

"He's a strong bloke and will do anything to get on the park. We're confident that if the scan shows nothing, he will certainly be available for the third Test," said skipper Michael Clarke.

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