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.

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