Australia and Sri Lanka are fighting it out at the Manuka Oval in Canberra in the second and final Test of the series. The second day also went the home side’s way as Kurtis Patterson also made merry of the Lankan bowling attack to score a century as Australia declared on a mammoth 534/5. However, there was a dreadful incident on the field when Sri Lanka came out to bat as Dimuth Karunaratne was hit just above the neck by a Pat Cummins’ bouncer.
The incident took place in the 31st over of the innings when Sri Lanka were looking good at 82/0. Pat Cummins came storming in and delivered a 142.5 kph bouncer. It was directed at a very uncomfortable height for the batsman and kept following Karunaratne. Moreover, the pace didn’t give him the chance to get outside the line of the ball and was hit just above the neck.
Soon after being hit, Dimuth Karunaratne fell in his crease grimacing in pain. Australians were left worried and Cricket Australia’s medical staff was the first to come out and attend the batsman.