Australian opener Aaron Finch sustained an injury in the third day of the second Test between Indian National Cricket Team and Australia. Finch got retired hurt and was sent off for scans after he was struck on the right index finger by a rising thunderbolt from Mohammed Shami. According to reports, scans confirmed that there was no serious injury for him and he is ready to bat again.
However, Finch was on 25 at the time with Australia looking in decent shape as their second innings got underway. The 32-year-old was in obvious pain and struggled to move his right index finger. The medical team was brought to the pitch to inspect the injury. Meanwhile, the tea was called after the incident, allowing Aaron Finch to receive more treatment in the rooms.
He’ll spend the night with the doctors – Starc
Furthermore, Australian speedster Mitchell Starc said that Aaron Finch returned into the dressing room with a numb finger. He also backed the opener as he added Finch would be able to bat on day four. In addition to, Finch hurts himself for the third time in the last four weeks.
“He got back just before, I think his finger is still numb, I think they put some stuff in it. We’ll see how it goes overnight, there’s a bit of swelling there, I guess he’ll spend the night with the doctors and test it out in the morning to see if he can keep batting,” Mitchell Starc was quoted as saying in Fox Cricket’s Cricket 360.
“I think that’s the third time he’s been hit on it in the last four weeks, so not ideal. Obviously I was one of those guys who got him, so hopefully it goes okay overnight, and he can keep batting tomorrow at some point,” he added.
The hosts managed to take a lead of 175 runs in the second essay with the loss of four wickets.