Clarke in doubt for final Sri Lanka ODI

Updated 22 January 2013
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Clarke in doubt for final Sri Lanka ODI

HOBART: Australian captain Michael Clarke is a serious doubt for Wednesday’s final one-day international against Sri Lanka after twisting his ankle.
He was undergoing treatment, Cricket Australia said, ahead of the game Australia need to win to draw the series 2-2.
Clarke went over on the ankle during a fielding drill at training on Tuesday.
George Bailey, who would stand in as skipper, said Clarke would be given until the last minute to decide.
“He will obviously be given right up to the toss tomorrow to prove he is right to go,” Bailey said.
“There will be a little bit of pain but, if he is 100 percent, he will play.” All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was expected to be promoted if Clarke fails to recover.
Sri Lanka lead the five-match series 2-1 after the fourth leg in Sydney was washed out on Sunday.
The tourists were chasing 223 runs to take the series after thrashing Australia in the second and third games. They needed 209 more runs off 46.4 overs with all their wickets intact when the umpires took the players off.
Australia scored 222 for nine off their 50 overs after winning the toss.


Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s race at London Marathon, Mo Farah third

Updated 31 min 52 sec ago
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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s race at London Marathon, Mo Farah third

  • Victory marks Eliud Kipchoge's third victory in the London Marathon
  • Home favorite Mo Farah has to settle for third

London: Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women's race in warm conditions.
Kipchoge, 33, saw off the challenge of Ethiopia's Tola Shura Kitata and home favorite Mo Farah to win his third London marathon in four years in a time of 2 hrs 4 min 27 sec, finishing more than half a minute in front of Kitata (2:05:00), with Farah third (2:06:32).
Cheruiyot, 34, timed her run perfectly to win the women's event in a time of 2 hours 18 min 31 secs ahead of compatriot Brigid Kosgei (2:20:13), and Ethiopia's Tadelech Bekele (2:21:40).
She took advantage of failed attempts to break Paula Radcliffe's 15-year-old world record by last year's winner Mary Keitany and runner-up Tirunesh Dibaba.
In unusually warm conditions in the British capital first Dibaba and then Keitany dropped off the pace, allowing the 2016 Olympic 5,000m gold medallist to claim victory.
After nine miles Keitany and main rival Dibaba were 25 seconds ahead of Radcliffe's time. But Dibaba was soon reduced to a walking pace to leave Keitany with only her two male pacemakers for company.
Keitany, looking for a fourth win in London, also started to slow down as it became apparent Radcliffe's record of two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds would not be threatened.
Britain's David Weir won the men's wheelchair race for the eighth time after a thrilling sprint finish.
The 38-year-old pipped Switzerland's Marcel Hug into second place, with Daniel Romanchuk of the United States third.