Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the remaining three One-Day Internationals against South Africa and has been replaced in India's squad by left-hand batsman Parthiv Patel.
Tendulkar scored seven in the opening match in Durban, which South Africa won by 135 runs, and he then scored 24 in the second match - his 443rd ODI appearance - as India snatched a one-run to level the series.
"Sachin Tendulkar will not take further part in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury," a statement from the Indian board (BCCI) said.
"Parthiv Patel is being flown to South Africa as his replacement."
Patel opened the batting in the recent ODI seres against New Zealand when regular wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was given a rest.
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