During the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Travis Head narrowly avoided a serious injury when a dangerous beamer from Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi narrowly missed hitting his head.

During the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia’s vice-captain Travis Head narrowly avoided a serious injury when he was struck on the shoulder by a dangerous beamer from Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi. This incident occurred during the 60th over, with Australia at 162 for 3, as Head was yet to score while Marnus Labuschagne batted on the other end. Afridi’s delivery greeted Head with a shoulder-height full-toss, but Head’s quick reflexes helped him evade the ball, which hit his right shoulder.

Although Head momentarily lost sight of the ball, the impact on his shoulder prevented a potentially severe injury, avoiding a hit to the helmet. Afridi promptly apologized for the beamer, deemed a no-ball by the on-field square leg umpire.

Rain intervened on Day 1 of the Melbourne Test after Pakistan chose to bowl first, limiting play to 66 overs. Despite a strong start by openers Usman Khawaja (42) and David Warner (38), both fell short of converting their starts into big scores. Marnus Labuschagne remained unbeaten on 44, while Travis Head contributed 9 runs by stumps.

In the bowling column, Jamal, Hassan Ali, Agha Salman, and Aamer Jamal secured one wicket each for Pakistan, with Steven Smith dismissed for 26. Australia holds a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series following their dominant 360-run win in the opening Test at Perth.

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Last Updated on December 26, 2023

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