Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

England's Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball

England's Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball

Rated among the all-time greats for producing unplayable banana-swing in his bowling, fast bowler James Anderson failed horribly to generate enough swing while playing a golf shot on Sunday.

England fans relieved when they heard that Anderson is fine, because he is an important player to the team, who will be playing the second test against India on Thursday.

Anderson, who bats left-handed but plays golf with his right, found himself in the trees with a pretty tricky lie, and what happened next was just unfortunate.

On a day off following his side's first-test win over India, Anderson was fortunate not to be injured on the golf course. The golf ball appeared to hit a tree stump before smashing him powerfully in the face from close range after he took a big shot.

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Anderson picked up four wickets over two innings and troubled quite a few Indian batsmen, including captain Virat Kohli with his control and swing.

Dawid Malan has been dropped from the squad while star all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the Test as he is facing a court hearing next week in Bristol.

Both teams are expected to get back to training ahead of the next fixture, scheduled to be held at the Lord's from August 9. Resuming the chase on the fourth day, India lost an early wicket in the form of Dinesh Karthik following which Kohli and Pandya built a steady 29-run partnership to steer India forward.

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