Watch: Marcus Harris hit with a brutal bouncer from Bumrah
Australian left-handed opening batsman Marcus Harris was hit with a deadly bouncer from Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah in Perth.
Australia are slightly in a commanding position in the ongoing second Test against India in Perth Stadium. Australia took a first innings lead of 43 runs on day 3 as India were bowled out for 283 in their first innings.
As expected the pitch in newly built Perth Stadium turns out to be a deadly bouncy track when day progresses. Batting on day 3 was not an easy one for Aussies even though they are in a commanding position in the match at the moment.
There were many nasty moments on day 3 as the uneven bounce in the pitch kept troubling the batsman. Australian opener Aaron Finch also had a blow to his right index finger and had to leave the field due to that.
His partner Marcus Harris also had many hits in his body. The left-handed opener was brutally hit on his head off a deadly bouncer from Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah bowled from around the wicket and angled the ball into the batsman and it was well directed as well.
The left-handed Harris was in no position to play the delivery. He got himself into an awkward position from where he tried to take an evasive action. The batter somehow tried to fend the ball away, but couldn’t save himself from the wrath of the booming ball from Bumrah.
The ball hit Harris flush on his helmet and ricocheted towards the cover region. In the meantime, Harris couldn’t balance himself and fell on the ground. Immediately, he opened the helmet and on-field umpire Chris Gaffaney called someone from the Aussie camp.
WATCH: Australian opener Marcus Harris is felled by a brutal Bumrah bouncer.
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