AUS vs WI: Shamarh Brooks replaces Nkrumah Bonner as concussion substitute in Perth Test
Nkrumah Bonner was hit on the helmet by a Cameron Green bouncer.
The ongoing first Test between Australia and the West Indies is underway at the Perth Stadium and already, there have been signs of extra bounce and it is bothering batters a bit. The West Indian batter Nkrumah Bonner was at the receiving end of a brutal short delivery as he was hit on the head by Cameron Green and the right-hander had no time to evade the bouncer.
While he tried to duck, the batter was hit hard on the helmet by Green while he was batting on 8 and was straightaway attended by the West Indian physiotherapist. He did bat for a few more deliveries until he decided to walk off towards the dressing room and the new batter Jermaine Blackwood arrived.
Bonner retired hurt while he was batting on 16 off 47 deliveries and Shamarh Brooks replaced him as the concussion substitute for the remaining part of the Test match.
Brooks looked solid since his arrival at the crease and the concussion substitute change proved to be a blessing in disguise for the visitors as he scored 33 off 58 deliveries.
Here’s the video of Nkrumah Bonner getting hit:
Meanwhile, Australia have come back well on the third day and have managed to fold the West Indies in the first innings for just 283.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul was the first wicket to fall on Day 2 as he perished for a well-made 51 while skipper Kraigg Braithwaite’s hard-fought 64 came to an end in the 55th over. Mitchell Starc rattled the West Indies batters with his pace and managed to pick three wickets to his name.
Pat Cummins led from the front and finished with impressive figures of 3/34. West Indies are behind by a big margin of 315 runs after the completion of their first innings.