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Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne hit on helmet by bouncer

Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne falls to the ground after he was struck in the head by a delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins on day 2 of their cricket test match in Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne falls to the ground after he was struck in the head by a delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins on day 2 of their cricket test match in Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

Dimuth Karunaratne was struck by a short delivery by Pat Cummins, stretchered off the field during Canberra Test

Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was hit by a short delivery on his helmet and was taken off the field at the Manuka Oval on a stretcher.

Karunaratne crumpled to the ground after ducking into a Pat Cummins bouncer which rocketed into the back of his helmet after tea on the second day on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Karunaratne, who was unbeaten on 46, left the ground on a motorized stretcher. He was later shown on television being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

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