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Sadeera Samarawickrama hit on head during India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test

Sadeera Samarawickrama received a sweep by India opener Murali Vijay flush on the crown of his helmet and appeared to be a touch dizzy on Day 1 of India vs Sri Lanka third Test.

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Dec 02, 2017 18:16 IST
N Ananthanarayanan
Sadeera Samarawickrama,India vs Sri lanka,Indiand cricket team
Sadeera Samarawickrama while fielding during Day 1 of India vs Sri Lanka third Test in New Delhi.(AP)

Sri Lanka opening batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama was kept under observation after being struck on the head while fielding at forward short-leg on Day 1 of the third Test against India at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Saturday. (HIGHLIGHTS)

The young batsman was hit on the crown of his helmet off a sweep by India opener Murali Vijay. He appeared to be a touch dizzy after moving to a deeper fielding position the next over. (SCORECARD)

Umpire Nigel Llong observed his discomfort and signalled for the support staff.

An update from the Sri Lanka team management said the player underwent CT scan of the brain and has been cleared by the medical team. However, the 22-year-old will be evaluated on Sunday by doctors before a decision on his availability is taken.

“He can come and bat straightaway (as it is an on-field injury), but we will be careful in making a decision,” team manager Asanka Gurusinha told reporters after the day’s play. India lead the three-match series 1-0.

First Published: Dec 02, 2017 16:13 IST