Will Pucovski gets hit in the abdomen thrice: The Victorian batsman had a tough day against New South Wales’ fast bowlers.
During the 13th match of the ongoing season of the Marsh Sheffield Shield between Victoria and New South Wales in Melbourne, Victoria batsman Will Pucovski scored a struggling fifth First-class half-century.
While the 21-year old batsman didn’t do much much wrong with the bat in hand, him getting hit in the abdominal area thrice by New South Wales’ fast bowlers didn’t make his stay in the middle very comfortable.
From getting beaten to the ball deflecting off his inside edge, watching the right-hand batsman go down in pain thrice in the same innings wasn’t the best of sights.
Despite the difficulties, Pucovski remained strong and emerged as the highest run-scorer for the hosts. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the 20th over, Pucovski scored 82 (257) with the help of four fours before getting out in the 105th over.
Apart from Pucovski, Victoria opening batsman Nic Maddinson (59) and captain Peter Handscomb (57) also contributed well for their team. With bowling figures of 33-4-80-5, Steve O’Keefe was the pick of the bowlers for New South Wales.
After Handscomb won the toss and put the visitors in the bat, New South Wales scored 294/10 in 120.2 overs on the back of half-centuries from Sean Abbott (54), Nick Larkin (50) and Peter Neville (50).
Will Pucovski gets hit in the abdomen thrice
Ouch! Will Pucovski withstood a withering new-ball assault from Blues quicks Sean Abbott and Trent Copeland on the third morning of their #SheffieldShield clash.
Scorecard: https://t.co/aF662fkI0K pic.twitter.com/uZgBR648ye
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 1, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
The best part is the physio’s name ‘Adcock’ 😂
— Sandy Lanceley (@sandylanceley) December 1, 2019
Ooft! I felt that in Glasgow! 😫
— Fraser Middleton (@FraserMiddleto8) December 1, 2019
So gets hit in the balls now instead of his head?
— Craig Douglas (@CraigDouglas1) December 1, 2019
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