Wicketkeeper-batsman Jimmy Peirson dodged a massive bullet on Monday after Australian versatile player Cameron Green took off his helmet with a ‘malicious’ short ball during a Marsh Cup ODI match between Queensland Bulls and Western Australia (WA) at the Gabba . in Brisbane. The incident occurred during the 28th over of the Queensland innings. After receiving a blow to his helmet, Peirson was assessed by the doctor and physio for a possible concussion.
After hitting Peirson on the helmet, Green quickly apologized to the wicketkeeper-batsman. Other players, including Australia Test star Joe Burns, who was at the non-striker’s point, also came to watch his team-mate.
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 15 November 2021
Luckily for Peirson, who was batting at 12 at the time, the doctor and physio allowed him to continue. He continued to crush a brilliant half-century, despite his team ending up on the losing side.
WA piled up a massive total of 361/3 on the back of Cameron Bancroft’s unbeaten 124 off just 104 balls. Openers Joshua Philippe (45 of 49) and Nick Robson gave WA a decent start and added 74 runs for the first wicket.
After that, Bancroft, who are monitoring a place in Australia’s Ashes group, anchored the innings before Green and Aston Turner also impressed with strokes of 70 and 71 * respectively.
For the Bulls, James Bazley took 2 for 73 while Matthew Kuhnemann took the other scalp.
Queensland chased down a target of 362 and were bowled out for 291 as WA won the match by 70 runs. The Bulls’ top four batsmen, including Test star Marnus Labuschagne, could not do much magic and were kicked off cheaply.
Burns (73 of 74) and Peirson (62 of 50) did have a resilient battle when the pair added 124 runs around the fifth wicket before both were quickly kicked off in succession by Andrew Tye.
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