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MELBOURNE – Pakistani middle-order batsman and first innings hero Azhar Ali suffered a nasty blow on his helmet while fielding at short-leg during the fourth day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday.


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The incident took place in the 109th over of the Australian innings, as the first innings double-centurion was hit off a pull shot by wicketkeeper Mathew Wade, after which he fell on the ground and were taken off the field for further treatment.

Azhar became the first Pakistan to score a double century on Australia soil in the first innings, whereas he also became the first Asian to score double-ton at the MCG.

He also became the first foreign player to score a double-ton at the venue in more than three decades.-Online