India vs Cricket Australia XI: Young Prithvi Shaw, unfortunately, picked up an ankle injury during Day 3 of the warm-up game at Sydney Cricket Ground. He was stationed at the mid-wicket boundary and Max Bryant hit the ball in that region, Shaw looking to take the catch could not hold onto it as he fell down and twisted his ankle. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Sydney where scans took place immediately. Also Read - IPL 2021: Enjoying Working With Ricky Ponting - Prithvi Shaw
The BCCI is due to make an announcement on Shaw’s situation later today. An update from a BCCI official later informed that Shaw had been sent to a local hospital for scans. Shaw returned to the SCG, his left ankle strapped up, walking with crutches, after going to a Sydney hospital for scans.
This could be a big set back for India ahead of the first Test as Shaw has been in great form as an opener and in all probability was set to open the batting for India.
In the first innings, Shaw hit a brilliant 69-ball 66. His innings was studded with 11 fours and he timed the ball beautifully and was not shy when it came to taking on the short pitch stuff as well.
Shaw and Pujara then added 80 runs for the second wicket. While the young opener took on the bowling, the latter was his usual sedate self. Shaw reached his half-century off 52 balls, inclusive of eight fours, but then was bowled trying to sweep Daniel Fallins (1-48).
Brief Scores at Stumps Day 2:
India 1st Innings: 358 all out in 92 overs (Virat Kohli 64, Prithvi Shaw 66, Aaron Hardie 4/50).
Cricket Australia XI 1st Innings: 24/0 in 4 overs (Max Bryant 14 batting, D’Arcy Short 10 batting).