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Usman Khawaja under injury cloud after hit by bouncer

CricketUsman Khawaja under injury cloud after hit by bouncer

Srinagar: Australia opening batter batter Usman Khawaja hit by a bouncer has passed the concussion test but is still under injury cloud for the second Test vs West Indies.

Usman Khawaja was hit by a bouncer on helmet moments before Australia secured 10 wicket win vs West Indies in first Test.

The Aussies were awaiting results of scans after Khawaja was sent to hospital in Adelaide following a head knock from a Shamar Joseph bouncer when scores were tied, a report said.

Khawaja was spitting blood and feeling his upper jaw and cheekbone area before leaving Adelaide Oval with medical staff.

Marnus Labuschagne (1no) hit the winning run shortly after to see Australia reach their victory target of 26.

Khawaja passed an initial concussion test. He will be tested again in 24 hours and, if concussed, would be ruled out of the second Test starting on January 25 at the Gabba.

“He seems okay but will be monitored,” Australia’s captain Pat Cummins said.

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