16 Jul 2009

Brett Lee still not fit for second Ashes test

6:45 am on 16 July 2009

The Australia pace bowler Brett Lee has been ruled out of the second Ashes cricket test against England starting tonight at Lord's after failing to recover from the rib injury that forced him out of the first test.

Lee pulled a muscle in a warm-up game prior to last week's drawn opening match in Cardiff and skipper Ricky Ponting is hoping he'll have a good workout in the game between the second and third tests.