Mackenzie Harvey injury: The Victorian batsman was fortunate enough to survive any major injury despite his dangerous collision.
During the 11th match of the ongoing season of the Marsh Cup between Western Australia and Victoria in Perth, Victoria batsman Mackenzie Harvey’s brave and dedicated fielding effort resulted in him banging into a plastic fence outside the boundary rope.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 42nd over when Western Australia wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis slogged Victoria spinner Matthew Short with authority.
Fielding at deep mid-wicket, Harvey chanced an opportunity of stopping the ball. Running backwards towards his left, Harvey had eyes on the ball which saw him dangerously colliding with a plastic fence built over a concrete gutter at the WACA.
In clear pain, Harvey sat still before receiving medical treatment. The extent of the collision was such that both his teammates and Inglis ran towards the boundary to check on him. Harvey, 20, missed the remaining part of the innings.
Fortunate enough to survive any major injury, Harvey came in to bat at his usual No. 6 position scoring 6 (12) in an unsuccessful 318-run chase. On the back of a disciplined bowling performance from the likes of Joel Paris and Liam O’Connor, who picked four and three wickets respectively, Western Australia bundled out the visitors for 147 in 30.1 overs to register a convincing 170-run victory.
In the first innings, Inglis (91), Sam Whiteman (66) and Shaun Marsh (54) had scored individual half-centuries to power Western Australia to 317/10 in 48.3 overs after Marsh won the toss and chose to bat.
Mackenzie Harvey injury vs Western Australia
A huge whack for Victorian youngster Mackenzie Harvey at the WACA 🤕🤕🤕
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 23, 2021
Nasty incident at the WACA with Mackenzie Harvey crashing into a concrete wall near the boundary trying to stop a four. Fingers crossed he’s all good. Class act from Josh Inglis who ran straight over to check on him.
— Jordan McArdle (@jordan_mc12) March 23, 2021
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