Andre Russell gets injured after being hit by a bouncer in PSL match

Andre Russell had resumed batting after the blow on the helmet but was taken to a hospital for scans in an ambulance during the first over of the Islamabad innings. The West Indies all-rounder suffered a blow on the helmet while batting for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) match against Islamabad United on Friday.

This incident occurred during the 14th over of the Quetta innings when the all-rounder, after hitting two sixes off Islamabad medium-pacer Muhammad Musa, got late on a bouncer and it hit him on the helmet. After initial treatment on the ground, Russell resumed batting, only to be dismissed in the next ball. According to concussion substitute rules, a player can be replaced by another member of the squad if the match referee considers him a ‘like-for-like’ option. In such a case, the match perhaps gave the nod to replace Russell with Naseem and he could have only come into play with the ball in hand in the second innings.

However, Quetta won the match easily as Colin Munro, the Kiwi opener smashed an unbeaten 90 off 36 balls as Islamabad United got defeated by Quetta Gladiators by 10 wickets. Munro had it 12 fours and five sixes and got support from Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 41 runs.

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