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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 March, 2004, 11:42 GMT
Lee taken to hospital
Tour match, Colombo, day three of three:
Australia (484-6d & 250-4d) beat Sri Lanka President's XI (166 & 323) by 245 runs

Brett Lee
A disconsolate Lee trudges off the Colombo Cricket Club ground

Australian fast bowler Brett Lee was taken to hospital with a sore ankle during his team's warm-up match against a Sri Lanka President's XI.

Lee left the ground complaining of pain in his left ankle in the middle of his fourth over during the final day's play at the Colombo Cricket Club.

Initial examinations revealed no damage but Lee may have to prove his fitness ahead of Monday's first Test.

Australia won the match by 245 runs, with Stuart McGill taking 3-57.

Needing 569 to win, Sri Lanka were all out for 323 with just a handful of overs remaining in the match, although Lanka de Silva pressed his claims for a Test spot with 92.

Gayan Wijekoon and Thilan Samaraweera hit 67 and 50 respectively but it was not enought to stave off defeat with Australia using a total of five spinners to wheedle out the opposition batsmen.

Shane Warne did more bowling than anyone else, claiming 2-79 in 23 overs, to add to his 1-21 in the first innings.


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