Cricket: Jake Fraser-McGurk out for simply eight in home cricket return


A sickening blow to the face within the subject compelled bleeding South Australian Henry Hunt off the bottom in Melbourne because the batting bubble rapidly burst for Jake Fraser-McGurk within the one-day conflict with Victoria.

Hunt was bleeding profusely from his nostril after he missed catch and the ball struck him within the face, leaving Victorian batter Tom Rogers additionally distressed as he was attended by medical workers on the Junction Oval.

Rogers helped pilot the Vics to a jittery three-wicket victory making 67 as his staff went to the highest of the one-day competitors desk, with SA nonetheless winless.

The opening batter additionally stayed with Hunt till he was a helped off the sector, after which floor workers got here out and scattered sawdust over the bloodied space. Hunt was despatched to hospital for scans with a suspected damaged nostril.

The incident got here because the Redbacks did not defend a small complete of 9-231 a rating not helped a lot by growth 21-year-old Fraser-McGurk who had a actuality test on his return to home cricket.

Two days after his ODI heroics for Australia in Canberra, and returning to the colors during which he set a brand new world document for the fastest-ever 50-over century final October, Fraser-McGurk lasted simply eight balls, hitting one boundary, earlier than dropping his wicket.

He was caught within the covers after advancing down the wicket aggressively, as is his fashion, towards the bowling of fellow younger gun Fergus O’Neill, who was final week topped the Bradman Younger Cricketer of the Yr on the Cricket Australia awards.

The truth test comes after Fraser-McGurk blasted 41 off 18 balls towards the West Indies in Canberra, together with 31 from a seven-ball onslaught that included three sixes, an innings that prompted Australian cricket nice Ricky Ponting to declare with confidence the batting tyro could possibly be an all-format star for Australia, together with at Take a look at degree.

Ponting in contrast Fraser-McGurk to batting nice David Warner, who arrived on the scene as a white-ball star earlier than happening to make greater than 8000 Take a look at runs as a gap batter.

“(Fraser-McGurk) is somebody that may be effectively and really fast-tracked by way of the Australian system,” Ponting stated on Wednesday

“After we noticed (Warner) firstly everybody doubted whether or not he’s going to be ok to play Take a look at cricket, technically.

“However with the expertise and the talent that (Warner) had – Jake has received as a lot expertise as David had come coming by way of … the sooner they’ll get him into the system (the higher).

“Get him taking part in and letting him work out for himself the easiest way to have success in all of the completely different codecs.

“Once you’ve received that type of expertise, you should be uncovered to cricket on the highest degree to work it out. Jake can do this.”

Fraser-McGurk blasted a 29-ball century for SA within the home 50-over competitors late final yr earlier than a breakout Huge Bash landed him a nationwide call-up.

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