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Cameron Green Ruled Out Of 3rd Test Match Against SA With Broken Finger

Cameron Green Injured During AUS vs SA 2nd Test: Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has been ruled out of the 3rd Test and the BBL 2022-23 after injuring his finger in the 2nd Test against SA.

Cameron Green Injured During AUS vs SA 2nd Test

The 144 kph delivery from Anrich Nortje struck Green on the glove and draws blood from the knuckle of the damaged finger. He then becomes the second Australian to retire hurt after Warner.

Australia won the first test by 6 wickets and leads the series. The second Test which started on December 26 sees many ups and down on both sides, particularly on the Australian side. The hosts opted to bowl after winning the toss and executed an impressive bowling attack.

After SA’s top-order collapse, Verreynne and Marco Jansen made a 112 runs stand which was broken by Cameron Green. With a couple of wickets in the lower order, Cameron Green bags his maiden 5 wicket haul in the Test format and flips South Africa’s first inning.

Australia’s 1st inning left everyone in awe after David Warner secured his 3rd Test double-century on the 2nd day of the match.

David Warner's Double Century in 2nd Test Against SA
David Warner(Image: CA)

Apart from the perfect batting and bowling attack, Australia faces a series of injuries in their dressing room. After securing his double ton, David Warner retired hurt and returns to the crease in order to add some runs to the scoreboard but Nortje dismissed him and sent him to the Pavillion.

Before his dismissal, the young all-rounder Cameron Green hurt his finger in an attempt to defence Nortje’s delivery. The incident takes place during the 85th over bowled by Anrich Nortje.

Following physio and doctor’s best effort, Cameron Green returns to the batting under a condition.

The CA spokesperson confirms that Green has a small fracture to his right index finger. He added Green will be able to bat again if required, and will not bowl in South Africa’s second innings.

Notably, Green’s bowling made an impact in South Africa’s 1st inning, Australia might suffer without his bowling service.

Apart from missing the bowling attack, Cameron Green will also miss the last test match at Sydney and is doubtful to play in the KFC BBL where he had been expected to play for the Perth Scorchers with the allrounder facing “a period of recovery leading into the Qantas Tour of India”.

The final test match of the series is scheduled to play on January 4 next year at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

As far as the match is concerned, Australia scored 524 runs for 7 wickets and leads the match by 336 runs during the 2nd session of Day 3. Cameron Green and Alex Carey made a stand where Green scored 29 runs while Alex scored 93 runs.

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