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Australia seeks quick runs

19/10/2003 06:20:55 AM Comments (0)

Australia will be after quick runs on day three of the second cricket Test against Zimbabwe at the SCG to ensure there is ample time to dismiss the tourists for a second time with a bowler down.

Speedster Brett Lee is Australia's latest injured bowler after he tore an abdominal muscle in his opening spell on Saturday.

Lee will take no further part in the game, meaning Australia will again need to overcome a depleted bowling attack to beat the Africans.

Lee and Andy Bichel did a lot of bowling in the first Test win in Perth after Jason Gillespie and Stuart MacGill broke down, and Bichel must repeat the job with Lee now out.

Australia will resume on 3-245, still needing 64 runs to overtake Zimbabwe's first innings of 308.

Ricky Ponting will look to build on his 137, with captain Steve Waugh not out 43.

With Lee also out of the limited overs tour party for India which leaves next week, Australia's selectors will also meet on Sunday to discuss a replacement in the 14-man squad.

Play will start at 10am (AEST) after play was abandoned early on Saturday because of bad light.

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