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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne hit by bouncer and stretchered off

Karunaratne was 46 not out when the rising ball appeared to glance off his shoulder and onto his helmet, close to the neck area.

cricket Updated: Feb 02, 2019 16:53 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
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Dimuth Karunaratne falls to the ground after he was struck in the head by a delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins.
Dimuth Karunaratne falls to the ground after he was struck in the head by a delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins.(AP)
         

Experienced Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne was stretchered off in a neck brace after taking a nasty hit from a bouncer by Pat Cummins in the second cricket Test in Canberra on Saturday.

Playing in his 58th Test, Karunaratne was 46 not out when the rising ball appeared to glance off his shoulder and onto his helmet, close to the neck area.

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He slumped to the ground dropping his bat as Australian players ran to assist.

A doctor and physio sprinted onto the ground and called for more medics.

After some 10 minutes, he was put onto a stretcher and taken off the field on a golf buggy.

First Published: Feb 02, 2019 11:47 IST

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