Clarke, who is also battling back spasms, went down in the 44th over of India's second innings clutching his right hamstring. Clarke was taken to hospitalfor scans after that.

The 33-year-old has been an exemplary leader in the match at a time when the team had been left shattered by the death of batsman Phillip Hughes after being hit by a bouncer late last month.

He battled through back pain to score a hundred in the first innings but if his hamstring injury turns out to be serious, his further participation in the four-match series could be jeopardised.

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