Australia vs India: Scans confirm no serious injury for Aaron Finch; ready to bat
"I think his finger is still numb,"- Starc.
Published - Dec 16, 2018 4:55 pm | Updated - Dec 16, 2018 4:55 pm
As far as the ongoing Test match between Australia and India is concerned, the encounter is slightly tilted towards the home team as Tim Paine and Co are leading by 175 runs with six wickets remaining in the second innings. Meanwhile, the Aussies could’ve been jolted with a body blow on the third day after their opener Aaron Finch got smacked on the finger by Mohammad Shami.
He was batting on 25 from 30 balls with five boundaries and was looking ominous when a back-of-a-length from the Indian speedster hit him on his right hand’s index finger. The Victorian screeched in pain and the physiotherapist treated him. Thereafter, he retired hurt and was rushed to a nearby hospital for an X-ray. Nevertheless, Finch has been cleared of any serious damage.
He’ll spend the night with the doctors
Moreover, he is also likely to continue his innings on the fourth day. He also returned to the dressing room with a numb finger late on the third day. Mitchell Starc, the Australian left-arm speedster, threw more light on the injury and sounded confident about the batsman taking the field tomorrow.
“ He got back just before, I think his finger is still numb, I think they put some stuff in it. We’ll see how it goes overnight, there’s a bit of swelling there, I guess he’ll spend the night with the doctors and test it out in the morning to see if he can keep batting,” Starc was quoted as saying in Fox Cricket’s Cricket 360.
“I think that’s the third time he’s been hit on it in the last four weeks, so not ideal. Obviously I was one of those guys who got him, so hopefully it goes okay overnight and he can keep batting tomorrow at some point,” Starc added.
After flattering to deceive in the opening Test at Adelaide Oval, Finch made a strong comeback with a gutsy half-century in Perth. His services would be of prime importance as Australia would be hoping to make a comeback in the four-match series.