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Umesh Yadav taken for scans after hobbling off the field with calf injury

Melbourne | Byhindustantimes.com
Dec 28, 2020 11:10 AM IST

In the middle of a fine spell, Umesh Yadav seemed to be in pain and called for attention immediately, after which he limped back to the dressing room.

India suffered another injury blow on this Australia as fast bowler Umesh Yadav hurt his calf muscle while bowling during Day 3 of India vs Australia Test match in Melbourne. Umesh hobbled off the field and looked to be in some sort of discomfort.

India's Umesh Yadav, top right, receives treatment during play on day three of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP)
India's Umesh Yadav, top right, receives treatment during play on day three of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP)

Sharing an update on the fast bowler’s injury, BCCI said Uumesh Yadav has been taken for scans. “Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling his 4th over and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He is being taken for scans now,” tweeted BCCI.

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Umesh, 33, seemed to have injured his knee while bowling his fourth over which was the eighth of the Australian second innings. He had dismissed opener Joe Burns with a peach of a delivery in only his second over earlier.

In the middle of a fine spell, the bowler seemed to be in pain and called for attention immediately, after which he limped back to the dressing room.

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Debutant pacer Mohammed Siraj completed the eighth over.

India are already missing the services of seasoned pacers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma and the latest injury would add to the visiting team’s woes in the four-match Test series.

With updates awaited on Umesh’s injury, India’s decision to play five bowlers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground might help their cause.

Having bowled out Australia for 195 in their first innings, India put up 326 for a substantial lead of 131 runs.India trail the series 0-1 after their loss in the opener in Adelaide.

(With PTI inputs)

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