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02 Feb 2019

AUSvsSL: Dimuth Karunaratne stretchered off after being struck on neck

Short-delivery by Cummins hits Lanka's Karunaratne at Canberra

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was struck on the neck by a Pat Cummins delivery in the second match at Canberra.

As a result, the player had to be stretchered off. He was retired hurt at 46 as Sri Lanka ended the day with scoreboard reading 123/3.

Despite wearing a protective shield, the nasty delivery hit him and he collapsed on to the ground.

In context

Short-delivery by Cummins hits Lanka's Karunaratne at Canberra
A rising ball clocked at 142 kph hit Karunaratne

Incident

A rising ball clocked at 142 kph hit Karunaratne

Karunaratne was batting on 46 when the rising ball (clocked at 142 kph) hit him.

The ball glanced off his shoulder and onto his helmet, which was close to the neck area.

The batsman slumped to the ground after dropping his bat as Australian cricketers ran to assist.

The medics team sprinted onto the ground and called for more help.

Contact

Ball seemed to have struck on the helmet's rear protection

Karunaratne was taken off the field on a golf buggy.

According to a report in cricket.com.au, Karunaratne was seen speaking and moving his hands while the medi-cab arrived on the field.

A report in ESPN stated that Karunaratne's helmet had rear attachments to shield his neck, but the ball struck the same which forced him to collapse backwards as he laid still.

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Where was Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne hit on Day two of the second Test against Australia?

Asked 2019-02-02 15:58:12 by Hemant Jhadav

Answered by NewsBytes

Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne was hit close to the neck area from a Pat Cummins delivery.

What's Karunaratne's situation at the moment?

Asked 2019-02-02 15:58:12 by Amit Rangarajan

Answered by NewsBytes

Karunaratne was stretchered off in a neck brace at Canberra after medics rushed in to help him. He is currently being assessed in the hospital.

How did the incident unfold?

Asked 2019-02-02 15:58:12 by Paridhi Powar

Answered by NewsBytes

The ball seemed to glance off his shoulder and onto his helmet, close to the neck area. He slumped to the ground dropping his bat and lay still at the popping crease.

What's the situation of the Test match?

Asked 2019-02-02 15:58:12 by Amit Jhadav

Answered by NewsBytes

Australia declared at 534/5. Sri Lanka are 123/3 at stumps.

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