Captain Michael Clarke fit for Australia


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The Independent Online

Australia captain Michael Clarke came through a fitness test today, indicating he will play in this week's third Test against Sri Lanka and resolve at least one of the hosts' selection problems for the dead-rubber match.

Australia, with an unassailable 2-0 series lead, have Shane Watson out and there were doubts over Clarke, who had a hamstring strain.

Sri Lanka, despite being humbled by an innings and 201 runs inside three days in the second Test in Melbourne, can still hold on to the hope of claiming a first Test victory in Australia on what should be the most spin-friendly of the three tracks.