Alex Carey
Alex Carey played with a significant strapping on his chin

The defending champion Australia have been playing against the hosts England in the second semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. After electing to bat first, Australia got off to a miserable start as they lost their three batsmen within the first 10 overs. Although Alex Carey was playing well, he suffered a big blow in the game.

England’s key bowler Jofra Archer was the man behind the first breakthrough which was provided to his side. Australia captain Aaron Finch went for a golden duck while in-form  David Warner also failed to provide a good start to his team and Chris Woakes removed him after he got a thick edge and Jonny Bairstow took a stunner at slips.

Peter Handscomb, who replaced Shaun Marsh in the squad, also failed to leave a mark as he also fell for mere 4 off 12 and left Australia struggling at 14-3.

However, Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey tried to steady the ship with Steve Smith and slowly both started building a partnership. In between this, Alex Carey survived a major injury after a short ball by England pacer Jofra Archer struck his helmet. His helmet fell after the ball hit him on his chin and left a deep cut.

The incident took place in the final ball of the eighth over. Alex Carey immediately called for medical help while signalling towards the dressing room and later continued with a bandaged chin.