India vs Australia: Aaron Finch retires hurt

Australia suffered a major blow as Aaron Finch retired hurt after being struck on the finger during the second fixture of the India vs Australia Test series in Perth on Sunday.

Aaron Finch is hit on the hand during the third day of the second Test between India and Australia in Perth on Sunday.   -  AP

Australia suffered a major blow as Aaron Finch retired hurt after being struck on the finger during the second Test in Perth on Sunday.

Marcus Harris, who was hit a fearsome blow on the helmet by Jasprit Bumrah, lost opening partner Finch who left the field after being struck on his right hand by Mohammed Shami with what proved to be the last ball before tea. He was on 25 at the time.

Television pictures showed him getting into a car and being taken to hospital.

Harris was also struck, on four, when he tried to take evasive action against a short-pitched delivery from Bumrah and was hit just above the peak of the helmet.

Play was delayed for several minutes as he was examined by medical staff, but was able to bat on.

(With inputs from AFP)