Prior injured as England draws


Matt Prior injured his calf while batting Saturday and was unable to keep wicket for England in the visitors’ rain-affected draw with Australia A.

Prior felt tightness in his lower leg when attempting a single while batting on the fourth day at Bellerive Oval. Joe Root took over as wicketkeeper.

At the close of play, Australia A was 119-3 from 31 overs in response to England’s 430-7 declared.

Rain prevented play on the second and third days after England captain Alastair Cook (154) and Michael Carberry (153) notched unbeaten centuries on day one.