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India vs Australia: BCCI gives injury update on Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant

By Chaitanya Laxman
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Injury scares continue to plague Team India in the ongoing Test series against Australia. The latest additions being wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Both were injured during India’s first innings on day three of the Sydney Test and didn’t take part in the fielding during Australia’s second innings. Now BCCI has given an update on the injuries of Jadeja and Pant.

BCCI provides updates on injuries to Jadeja and Pant

The BCCI has tweeted that both Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja are taken for scans after both were injured during batting.

Pant was hit on his left elbow while batting. Pant went for a pull shot against a short delivery but the ball didn’t bounce as much as he expected and the ball crashed on his left elbow.

The blow was severe and Pant needed medical help. He did continue to bat after that but he was seen in a bit of pain and was out soon.

Jadeja too got injured during batting. He was hit on his left thumb while playing a short ball. The ball bounced more and hit his glove. The left-hand batsman received medical help and it seemed as if his thumb was swollen due to the impact. However, he took continued to bat.

Cheteshwar Pujara, while speaking with the media after the game, admitted that India was one bowler short in the second innings and it seems Jadeja won’t bowl in the second innings.

Australia in control of the SCG Test

Australia have taken control of the third Test courtesy of a fine bowling performance. The hosts bowled out India for 244 runs to gain a very crucial lead of 96 runs. Then in their second innings, Australia have scored 103 runs for 2 wickets, thanks to the unbeaten 68-run stand between M Labuschagne and S Smith. Thus after the 3rd day, Australia are lead by 197 runs and have 8 wickets in hant.

Chaitanya Laxman

A cricket nomad who prefers the commentary box over the crease to enjoy the game of cricket. Writes reads and talks about the stories behind the game.