The ongoing Test between Australia and India at Perth has reached an exciting juncture. At the present moment, it is tilted towards the home team.
Tim Paine and Co. currently lead by 175 runs and still have six wickets in hand in their second innings. Meanwhile they could’ve received a huge blow on the third day.
Aussie opener Aaron Finch was hit on the finger off a delivery from pacer Mohammed Shami. The incident happened when Finch was batting on 25 from 30 deliveries which included five boundaries.
The ball hit him on the index finger of his right hand. He immediately screeched in pain and the physiotherapist treated him. The Victorian batsman was immediately rushed to the hospital for further tests.
However to everyone’s relief X-ray scans showed that the injury was not serious. As a result Finch was cleared of any serious damage.
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Finch will spend the night with the doctors
Reports have suggested that Finch might continue his innings on the fourth day of the Test. Although the injury was not serious, however he had a numb finger when he returned to the dressing room late in the day.
Fellow left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc threw more light on the incident and has also sounded confident of Finch’s return to the field the next day.
“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.
Finch could not perform well in the first Test at Adelaide Oval. However he made a gutsy half-century in the first innings at Perth. Australia will need his services to level the four-Test series.