Mohammed Shami injury: The Indian fast bowler got hit on his right elbow by a brutal bouncer from Pat Cummins in Adelaide.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami got retired hurt after getting hit on his right elbow by a brutal short delivery from Australia vice-captain Pat Cummins.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 22nd over when Shami couldn’t sway away from Cummins’ delivery directed at his body. Right after coping the blow, the right-hand batsman was visibly in a significant amount of pain.
Having received immediate medical attention, Shami once intended to continue batting but the discomfort was significant enough for him to call for the physio again. After the physio’s second examining, the 30-year old player eventually decided to walk-off.
With India scoring 36 in the second innings, the same has become their lowest-ever total in Test cricket breaking a 46-year old record of bundling out for 42 against England at the Lord’s in 1974.
Expected to build on their 62-run overnight lead, the visiting batsmen register a mammoth batting collapse in the first session at the Adelaide Oval to give Australia a 90-run target to win the match.
In what was his eighth Test five-wicket haul, Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood picking bowling figures of 5-3-8-5 not only made him the pick of the Australian bowlers but also saw him crossing the 200-wicket mark. Before Hazlewood started the assault, it was Cummins (10.2-4-21-4) who commenced the carnage.
Mohammed Shami injury
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 19, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Congratulations to Josh Hazelwood on taking 200 Test Wickets. Intelligence combined with pace, bounce, control & consistency. So proud of you mate #fastbowler #FBC #200wickets #ausvind https://t.co/Eq5bqGVeD8
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) December 19, 2020
the most talked about 36 involving india before this took 60 overs to complete #AUSvsIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 19, 2020
Hazlewood’s 5-8 is the most economical five-wicket haul by an Australian in 73 years #AUSvIND
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) December 19, 2020
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 19, 2020
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