Australia vs India: Umesh Yadav stumbled off the field on day three of the second test.© BCCI / Twitter
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav of India stumbled off the field after sustaining a calf muscle injury on the third day of the second test against Australia in Melbourne on Monday and has been taken for scans. Umesh, 33, was in the midst of a good period when he developed pain in his left leg and immediately sought medical attention. Later he stumbled back to the locker room. “Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling his 4th and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He is now being taken for scans,” the BCCI media team released a statement.
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Umesh had turned down opener Joe Burns with a peach delivery just his second before.
Debutant pacer Mohammed Siraj completed what was the eighth of the innings. India is already missing the services of veteran pacemakers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma and the latest injury would add to the visiting team’s troubles in the four-match Test series.
With updates on Umesh’s injury, India’s decision to play five bowlers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground could help their cause.
After discarding Australia for 195 in its first innings, India added 326 runs to a significant 131-run lead. India is behind the series 0-1 after their loss in the opener in Adelaide.
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