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India hope Virat Kohli will recover from injury to face Pakistan in second ODI

Virat Kohli:

India hope batsman Virat Kohli will recover from a knee injury in time to face Pakistan in the second one-day international on Thursday.

Kohli, who fell for a duck during a rush of early wickets before India recovered to post 227-6, sustained his blow while bowling as the home side fought in vain to avoid defeat in the opening ODI in Chennai.

He had to limp from the field but a scan uncovered no serious damage and an update from The Board of Control for Cricket in India was positive.

A statement from the BCCI's honorary secretary Sanjay Jagdale read: "Virat Kohli, who sustained a foot injury while bowling in the first AIRTEL ODI against Pakistan at Chennai earlier today, underwent an MRI scan after the game.

"All his major ligaments are fine. There is minimal injury fluid in his knee. He will recover after treatment."

The statement on the BCCI website added: "His condition will be monitored, and a decision on whether he will play the second AIRTEL ODI at Kolkata on 3 January 2013, will be taken over the next couple of days."

Pakistan claimed a six-wicket win in Chennai to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.