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Finch leaves the field after a blow on finger


Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch was forced to leave the field on day 3 in Perth after being hit on his fingers during Australian second innings.

Finch leaves the field due to injury

Australia started their second innings in the second Test duringbthe second session of day 3 in Perth Stadium after bowling out the visitors for 282 in the first innings. Australia got 46 runs lead from the first innings.

Australian openers reaped the benefit of the first innings lead and went on to build a good opening stance for Australia to set a match winning target for India. Aaron Finch was the key partner in the opening stance.

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Even though the righ hander showed disappointment in Adelaide, he gave a good come back in the first innings with a half century. Aaron Finch looked in great touch in the second innings too.

The Victorian had struck five fours in 30 balls to race to 25 and build Australia’s lead as the hosts look to level the series after defeat in Adelaide.

Finch was smacked on the gloves by a short ball from India paceman Mohammed Shami in the 13th over with Australia 0-33, leading India by 76 having bowled the visitors out for 283 after lunch.

Immediately the opener threw away his gloves abd called in the medical staff of Australian cricket team. Finch could barely keep his feet as he felt the pain of the blow, leaving the field alongside the medical staff as the umpires called for the tea break.

It was the same finger that Finch got blows during Australian training camp ahead of this Test series. There were some doubts on his participation in the first Test due to those blows.

After leaving the field, the left-handed batsman was taken to the hospitals for finger X-ray. A Cricket Australia spokesperson confirmed Finch would not return after tea, with No.3 Usman Khawaja to come in when play resumes.

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