In the recent past, there have been increasing cases of batsmen taking a blow to different parts of their body due to which they have been forced to retire hurt. The instances of concussions have grown alarmingly high over the past year, especially in Test cricket. As per one latest happening, Victoria batsman Travis Dean took one hit to his groin off New South Wales seamer Trent Copeland before leaving the ground on an immediate basis.
The incident took place on Friday morning of 14th February in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground when Dean was forced to depart off the park due to what looked like a severe injury.
The opening batsman was on 11 off 28 deliveries before being struck that provoked the Victorian medical staff to attend to him post a lengthy delay.
Thus far, the 28-year old has scored 33 runs in four shield innings.
Below is the clip of that ugly incident taken place at the SCG:
Travis retire hurt after receiving a painful groin blow during a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG:
A blow so painful Travis Dean was forced to retire hurt 😫
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 14, 2020
Nic Maddinson rescues Victoria:
However, it didn’t affect Victoria’s innings as the likes of Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Short all chipped in with useful contributions to put their side in a strong position.
Nic Maddinson has so far top-scored with 95 while skipper Handscomb and Short made 44 and 41 respectively.
Harry Conway claimed the wicket of Marcus Harris for 7. Seb Gotch and Will Sutherland are batting at 13 and 5 respectively as Victoria reach 233-4 at the tea break.
Harry Conway and Steve’O Keefe have won wicket while Nathan Lyon has picked up two wickets.