Ashton Agar copes horrific blow: Western Australia’s all-rounder nearly-survived a major injury after he dropped his younger brother.
During the 18th match of the ongoing Marsh Cup between South Australia and Western Australia in Adelaide, Western Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar received a horrific blow which left him blood-soaked on the ground.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 41st over when Agar’s younger brother Wes Agar hit a Marcus Stoinis delivery toward Ashton Agar at mid-on. In what was an easy catch, Ashton Agar slipping saw him getting hit in the face.
With the ball hitting the sunglasses placed on his cap, it was the glass which started the blood flow. It was Western Australia pacer Jhye Richardson who immediately called for medical attention for Ashton. The 26-year old cricketer was witnessed with blood over his face and jersey and eventually left the ground on the back of applause from the audiences.
Wes Agar, who registered career-best bowling figures of 10-1-40-5 in the first innings, couldn’t make the most of the reprieve as he was dismissed in the following over after scoring 9 (11). It was an exceptional 13th List A century from Callum Ferguson which saw the hosts nearly chasing a 253-run target.
Before becoming the last batsman to get out as South Australia were bundled out for 246 in 49 overs, Ferguson scored 127 (125) with the help of nine fours and four sixes. With bowling figures of 10-1-48-5, Western Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of their bowlers.
After South Australia captain Jake Lehmann won the toss and put the visitors in to bat, Western Australia scored 252/10 in 49.1 overs as Cameron Green top-scored for them with 86 (78) with the help of six fours and three sixes.
Ashton Agar copes horrific blow after dropping brother Wes Agar
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 17, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Dramatic scenes at Karen Rolton Oval. Ashton Agar assisted off the ground after being struck in the head by a drive from brother Wes. Blood streaming from above his right eye. Lost his balance attempting to catch the ball. SA 8/183 in the 41st over, chasing 253 #MarshCup pic.twitter.com/MroJglHDuS
— Joel Peterson (@joelbpeterson) November 17, 2019
Ashton Agar lived out my nightmare today.
Playing against his brother, he was clean bowled by him in the first innings.
Then in the field, he not only dropped his brother, but he got smashed square in the head, bleeding everywhere.
Lucky WA won the match, but #advantageWes
— Matt Nicholls (@mattnicholls29) November 17, 2019
Hope Ashton Agar is ok. pic.twitter.com/QHDit2qEUY
— Daniel Wilkins (@lensman_dan) November 17, 2019
Ashton Agar leaves the field for @WACA_Cricket after being hit in the head by ball while fielding. Slipped while attempting to take a catch offered by his brother – @WestEndRedbacks Wes Agar. Some blood from a cut but, thankfully, seems to be okay. pic.twitter.com/9C9O5Ut2hb
— Andrew Capel (@andrewcapel) November 17, 2019
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