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Kevin Pietersen fractured his thumb in Mumbai and was therefore unavailable for today's final one-day international against India

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has today been ruled out of the fifth and final one-day international against India after suffering a fractured thumb during the fourth ODI in Mumbai.

Scans have revealed Pietersen has a fractured left thumb after being struck while fielding during the second innings of Sunday's match.

He will remain with the England team and continue to undergo assessment and treatment in a bid to prove his fitness ahead of England's international Twenty20 fixture against India on Saturday.

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