Marcus Stoinis injury update: The Australian all-rounder had to walk off the ground after suffering a side pain at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, Australia beat India by 66 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series.
Chasing a mammoth 375-run target, India could only manage 308/8 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. Had it not been for a 129-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Shikhar Dhawan (74) and Hardik Pandya (90), India might have been bundled out at an early stage in the match despite their quickfire start at the top of the order.
As far as the Australian bowlers were concerned, spinner Adam Zampa and pacer Josh Hazlewood were among the wicket with four and three victims to their names respectively.
Marcus Stoinis injury update
A minor setback for the hosts had come in the form of an injury to all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. Bowling his seventh over, Stoinis had to walk off the ground after developing a left side strain.
While the 31-year old player didn’t take any further part in the match, an official statement from Cricket Australia has hinted at Stoinis’ exit being a precautionary measure.
“[Marcus] Stoinis has what appears to be a minor groin strain and is not expected to return tonight. Precautionary at this stage. Will be monitored overnight,” read CA’s official statement.
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) November 27, 2020
In the first innings, Stoinis was promoted to No. 4 in the batting order to continue the big shots. Coming in to bat in the 41st over, the right-hand batsman had departed after scoring 0 (2) as he became India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s solitary dismissal.