During the Marsh One-Day Cup clash between South Australia and Victoria at Junction Oval, opener Henry Hunt faced a harrowing moment on Thursday, February 8. While attempting to catch a powerful drive from Victorian opener Tom Rogers, the ball struck Hunt directly on the face, causing profuse bleeding from his nose.
Umpires swiftly called in the medical staff to attend to the 27-year-old cricketer. The impact of the ball bursting through his hands resulted in a significant injury, leaving Hunt in visible pain. Despite the severity of the incident, Hunt managed to leave the field without assistance.
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As of now, the team management has not provided details about Hunt’s medical condition, but he is expected to undergo further examinations in the hospital. Multiple scans will be conducted to assess the extent of his injury.
Here is the video of Henry Hunt suffering the injury:
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In the match, Victoria’s batters showcased an impressive performance. Tom Rogers scored 67 runs, Nic Maddinson contributed 54, and Marcus Harris added 43 runs, helping the visitors comfortably chase down 231 runs. This victory propelled Victoria to the top spot on the Marsh One-Day Cup table.
Contrastingly, South Australia’s batting display left much to be desired. Jake Fraser-McGurk, the recent debutant for Australia, managed only six runs. Despite Harry Nielson’s efforts with 61 runs, the team struggled.
Towards the end of their innings, Harry Conway scored 43 runs, but the team faced challenges with the strike rate. Following this defeat, South Australia finds itself at the bottom of the points table and is likely on the verge of elimination from the competition.