Some late heroics from Sean Abbott helped Australia build a strong total in the second ODI against the West Indies – and one spectator copped a “nasty” blow in the process.
The all-rounder hit 69 off 63 deliveries at the Sydney Cricket Ground, nailing four maximums to bring the host’s final score to 9-258 on Sunday.
But during the midst of his innings, one of Abbott’s shots flew into the members stand and collected a fan in the face.
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The young man was spotted clutching his head after the unfortunate incident, with blood beginning to spill under his eye.
“That is nasty,” Adam Gilchrist said on Fox Cricket commentary.
“The hands were in position and there’s a bit of claret there. Hopefully that chap is OK.”
Following the dropped catch, footage emerged of the spectator with a bandage over his face.
Earlier, the debut of young gun Jake Fraser-McGurk was short-lived, scoring 10 off five balls before being dismissed by Alzarri Joseph.
Steve Smith (5) and Josh Inglis both failed to land a big score and were dismissed for single-digits, while the likes of Aaron Hardie (26) and Matt Short (41) had solid displays in the middle-order but were unable to go on with the job.
Abbott however had no issues, taking down the Windies attack before being dismissed in the 49th over by Romario Shepherd.