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England vs Australia: Carey Shrugs off Blow to Chin in Valiant Knock of 46

Cricketnext Staff |July 11, 2019, 6:08 PM IST
England vs Australia: Carey Shrugs off Blow to Chin in Valiant Knock of 46

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey copped a nasty blow on his chin from a Jofra Archer bouncer, but braved the injury to continue batting in the semifinal against England in Birmingham on Thursday (July 11).

Archer's short ball in the last delivery of the eighth over bounced steeply and hit Carey on the chin, leading to instant bleeding. The impact was so hard that Carey's helmet came off.

Carey, on four then, got his chin bandaged and continued after a brief pause. With Australia suffering at 19 for 3, having lost Aaron Finch, David Warner and Peter Handscomb early, Carey had to brave the injury and bat with Steve Smith.

However, the bleeding didn't stop. A few overs later, Carey got more medical attention and had his face taped. Cricket Australia later confirmed that Carey received stitches on his chin, but will be fit enough to take gloves.

Carey, the in-form batsman for Australia, walked in at 14 for 3 in the seventh over earning himself a promotion due to Australia's poor start. Along with Smith, he rebuilt the innings which had looked on the verge of collapse.

The two batsmen put together a patient 114-run stand in trying conditions and against an England bowling attack that was baying for blood. Carey's knock consisted of 4 fours and no sixes.

He was eventually dismissed by Adil Rashid for a well-made 70-ball 46 when he looked to go big but only found substitute fielder James Vince at deep mid-wicket.

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IND
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2
AUS
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3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
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6
SL
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7
SA
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8
BAN
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9
WI
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10
AFG
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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