Ravi Ashwin: The Indian spinner received a nasty blow in the chest during his brief batting stint in the first innings at the MCG.
During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Melbourne, Australia speedster Mitchell Starc bowled a brutal short delivery to India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 109th over when Ashwin’s decision to pull Starc saw him finding himself in an uncomfortable position. Eventually, the right-hand batsman ended up coping a hit in the chest.
Ashwin, who instantly was in some discomfort, received medical treatment by the Indian physio before resuming the innings.
Dismissed a few overs later after hitting a Josh Hazlewood delivery straight to Nathan Lyon at backward point, Ashwin departed after scoring 14 (42).
With the Australian bowlers cleaning up the Indian lower-order without wasting much time, the visitors were bundled out for 326 in 115.1 overs.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane, who completed his 12th Test century yesterday, top-scored for his team with a magnificent 112 (223) with the help of 12 fours. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who shared an impact-generating 121-run partnership for the sixth wicket alongside Rahane, played exceedingly well for his 57 (159).
For the hosts, Lyon was the pick of their bowlers with bowling figures of 27.1-4-72-3. Much like Lyon, Starc also picked three wickets and was well-supported by the likes of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood who dismissed two and one Indian batsman respectively.
Ravi Ashwin brutally hit by Mitchell Starc bouncer
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Starc’s short ball barrage continues. Ashwin took a hit but was okay to continue.
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