In a repeat of Perth, Marcus Harris was once again hit on the helmet by Indian fast-bower Jasprit Bumrah. Towards the end of day two of third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) between India and Australia, the hosts were required to bat for six overs. Facing the hostile bowling, Australian openers Harris and Aaron Finch did well to survive. However, Australian openers had to battle hard for their survival. Cheteshwar Pujara Scores 17th Test Century, Twitterati All Praise for the 'New Wall' of Indian Cricket Team.
In one of the overs, Bumrah’s bouncer hit Harris on the helmet and then the Australian opener was required medical attention. The incident took place in the fourth over when Harris was tried to duck and let go the bouncer. It, however, hit the batsman on the head and then he was checked out by the team doctor. Luckily, there was no damage and Harris continued batting.
Though the Melbourne pitch is relatively flatter, but there has been some uneven bounce throughout the first two days, especially with the new ball. On day one, Mitchell Starc produced a stunning bouncer with the second new ball which not only went over Virat Kohli’s head but passed the jumping wicketkeeper Tim Paine. Tim Paine During IND vs AUS 2018 Boxing Day Test: 'I'll Become a Mumbai Indians Fan if Rohit Sharma Hits a Six'
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Ouch. A nasty blow for Marcus Harris, flush on the helmet.
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Meanwhile, India are ahead in the third Test at MCG after Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 17th Test century. Apart from Pujara, Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored half-century each. India declared their first innings on 443/7. At close of play on day two, Australia were 8 for none in six overs.