Dhoni doubtful for 3rd ODI against Pak

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 05, 2013 12:02 hrs

Indian skipper MS Dhoni is doubtful for Sunday's third and final One Day International (ODI) match against Pakistan in Delhi due to a sore back.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday said wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik has been asked to fly to Delhi as a back-up.

"M.S. Dhoni has a sore back on the eve of the third AIRTEL ODI against Pakistan, to be played at Delhi on Sunday. 6 January 2013," BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement on Saturday.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has asked Dinesh Karthik to fly to Delhi as a back-up," Jagdale said.

Pakistan have already clinched the three-match series after defeating the home side in the second ODI match on Thursday.

The visitors are leading the series by 2-0 margin.

Dhoni scored 113 not out and 54 not out in the two matches respectively.

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