IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: Shikhar Dhawan Injures Shoulder, Taken For X-Ray

Updated: 19 January 2020 18:45 IST

Shikhar Dhawan hurt his left shoulder as he dived to save an Aaron Finch shot in the cover region.

IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: Shikhar Dhawan Injures Shoulder, Taken For X-Ray
Shikhar Dhawan injured his left shoulder as he dived to save a run in the 3rd ODI. © Twitter

Shikhar Dhawan, who top-scored for India in the second One-Day International (ODI) in Rajkot, hurt his left shoulder as he dived to save a run during the third ODI in Bengaluru on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan was seen walking off the field. holding his shoulder. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to reveal that Shikhar Dhawan had been taken for an X-Ray and a call on his availability will be taken after assessing his condition. "Shikhar Dhawan has gone for an X-Ray. A call on him being available for the rest game will be taken once he is back & assessed #TeamIndia #INDvAUS," The BCCI tweeted.

In the match, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

The visitors got off to poor start as Mohammed Shami removed David Warner in the fourth over.

Then a big mix-up between captain Aaron Finch and Steve Smith gave India their second breakthrough.

Both batsmen were at the striker's end and Shreyas Iyer threw the ball to Shami who whipped the bails to send Finch packing.

Marnus Labuschagne then joined Steve Smith in the middle and the duo put on a stand of over 100 runs.

India captain Virat Kohli pulled off a stunning diving catch to get rid of Labuschagne and break the stand.

Australia tried to experiment with their batting order by sending Mitchell Starc as a pinch hitter but the move backfired as Starc fell for a duck trying to clear the rope, only managing to find Yuzvendra Chahal in the deep.

Highlights
  • Shikhar Dhawan was taken for an X-Ray after he hurt his left shoulder
  • A call on his availability will be taken after assessing his condition
  • India won the last ODI by 36 runs in Rajkot
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