On day three of the Perth Test, Australia suffered an injury blow, as Aaron Finch got hit hard on his finger while batting. Bowled by Mohammad Shami, the delivery bounced off the surface and hit Finch on his finger. The Australia opener got retired hurt and was taken to hospital later on.
Finch rushed to the hospital
As per the recent reports, Finch could have done damage to the finger; however, the reports are yet to be out. Meanwhile, the statement from the ground said,
“Finch has left for the hospital. He’d worn a blow to his finger from Starc on November 2 at the WACA during a practice session.”
However, this was not the only blow the batsmen had suffered. Earlier, Finch’s opening partner, Marcus Harris got hit on the helmet off Bumrah’s rising bouncer. Going by the reputation of Perth’s wicket, it was evident to happen. Nevertheless, Harris could stay at the crease, but not for long, as Bumrah bowled him.
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Coming back to Aaron Finch, the incident took place on the first delivery of the 13th over. Shami, who was keeping it tight for the Aussie batsmen bowled a short-of-a-good-length ball which did some damage.
Finch, who was already on the back foot couldn’t prevent the blow, as the ball took a leap and hit his finger. One could imagine the magnitude of the injury after the replays were shown.
The game is still evenly poised
Earlier, on day three, India began the proceedings with Rahane and Kohli at the crease. Though Rahane and Vihari fell in quick succession, Virat Kohli hit his 25th Test hundred; his first in Perth. Equalling or even breaking many old records, the India captain drew praises from all quarters. The master blaster itself, Sachin Tendulkar applauded Kohli’s hundred while former captain Sourav Ganguly termed it as ‘masterpiece’.
However, things didn’t pan out for India as they had wanted, as they got out on 283, trailing behind 43 runs.