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WATCH: Ashton Agar copes horrific blow after dropping brother Wes Agar in Marsh Cup

Dixit Bhargav

WATCH: Ashton Agar copes horrific blow after dropping brother Wes Agar in March Cup

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

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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