Haris was not available for selection for the Boxing Day Test
in Centurion while he is also out of contention for the remainder of the tour due to the same injury.
Pakistan team is dealing with a serious blow as participation of its two key bowlersin the practice match as well as the boxing day Test
on December 26 is doubtful.
The ICC has approved the Boxing Day Test
on a trial basis and special playing conditions are agreed upon by both teams.
"There are experiences in world cricket that everybody would love to be a part of, and the Boxing Day Test
is certainly one of those.
KEVIN PIETERSEN, the ghost who won't stop haunting England, says he should be playing in the Boxing Day Test
with South Africa - for one side or another.
Smith ended the opening day of the famous Boxing Day Test
at the MCG unbeaten on 72 as the Baggy Green just about shaded honours on 259 for five.
The hosts, who take a 2-0 lead into the Boxing Day test
, already had injury concerns over David Warner, who skipped the session to nurse a thumb injury he sustained on the final day of the four-wicket victory in Brisbane on Saturday.
And half the public tickets for the Boxing Day Test
in Melbourne were sold in just two hours.
South Africa have hosted a Boxing Day Test
every year since readmission in 1992, except on the five occasions they have been on tour in Australia.
The firm will offer data on the testing programme on their website at the end of ten day test
* A RECORD cricket crowd had been predicted for the first day of the Boxing Day Test
at the MCG yesterday.
Summary: England bowled Australia out for 98 in two sessions, and replied with 157 without loss on day one of the Boxing Day Test
at the MCG.