5 Aug 2009

Top Aussie batsman battles injury

6:42 am on 5 August 2009

Australia's top-scoring batsman in the Ashes cricket series is battling a stomach muscle injury two days out from the crucial fourth test.

Vice captain Michael Clarke suffered a minor abdominal strain on the way to an unbeaten match-saving century on the final day of the third test and he's being given a day off training.

England take a 1-nil lead into the Headingley test starts which starts on Friday night.