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Net Bowler Hit on Head By Warner Shot Receives Signed Australian Jersey

Cricketnext Staff |June 15, 2019, 4:19 PM IST
Net Bowler Hit on Head By Warner Shot Receives Signed Australian Jersey

Jaykishan Phala, the net bowler who was struck on the head during a practice session by David Warner, received a warm embrace and a signed jersey from the left-hander ahead of Australia's World Cup encounter against Sri Lanka at the Oval.

The twitter handle of Cricket Australia posted pictures of Warner presenting Phala with an Australian shirt that was signed by all the members of the side.

Phala, a fast bowler of Indian origin, was hit during one of Australia's net sessions ahead of the India game last Sunday (June 9) by a powerful Warner drive. The session was immediately halted and the batsman rushed to the aid of the bowler, who lay flat on the pitch.

The Australian physio immediately attended to Phala, who had to be stretchered off to a medical room at the ground. Details soon emerged that the bowler was conscious and had to be taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. The incident, however, left Warner shaken up as he was consoled by the rest of the teammates.

Aaron Finch had later admitted that Warner was rattled by the turn of events.

"Yeah, Dave was obviously pretty shaken up," Finch said at the time. "It was a decent hit to the head. It was tough to watch.

"It’s quite rare that somebody gets hit, it’s really unfortunate. Our own medical staff and the paramedics on the ground did a great job."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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