Injury scare for James Faulkner

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Perth, Feb 1: Australian cricketer James Faulkner left the field with 'side soreness' in the tri-series final against England at the WACA here Sunday.

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Halfway through his third over, the left-arm medium pacer started stretching his right side and after a brief chat with captain George Bailey, left the field.

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Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed his injury on Twitter, stating, "James Faulkner left the field with side (ribs) soreness. Medical staff will assess him and a further update will be provided in due course."

The injury will be a setback for Australia with their opening match of the World Cup just two weeks away.

The 24-year-old had earlier starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 50 from only 24 balls, hitting a six off the final ball of the innings to bring up his half-century and taking the home side to a healthy 278 for eight.

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