Dimuth Karunaratne was hit in the back of the neck by a Pat Cummins’ bouncer on Day 2 of the second Australia-Sri Lanka Test. @AFP

A day after a teary-eyed Travis Head dedicated his maiden Test ton to the late Phil Hughes, Australia had a moment of scare after Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was hit in the back of the neck by a Pat Cummins‘ bouncer.

The left-hander, who was then batting on 46, was attended by the physios of both the teams and after approximately ten minutes, was then stretchered off from the field and then was taken to a hospital. (ALSO READ: 2nd Test: Sri Lanka s Karunaratne hit by bouncer and stretchered off)

The Australian players ran in to offer help as the batsman fell on the ground before being taken away from the field.

Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha later said that the Karunaratne was in “in no danger” and in “good spirits”. (ALSO READ: Karunaratne in no danger after bouncer hit)

“He’s in the hospital at the moment and in good spirits. No danger at the moment. He was talking to us before he was leaving as well,” Hathurusingha was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au

“It was a bit scary at the start the way he fall back initially but he was OK, added the coach.

“Throughout he was talking to the umpires and the physio. Hit on the back of the neck so he’s being assessed at the moment, concluded Hathurusingha. (ALSO READ: 2nd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka slip after Dimuth Karunaratne s injury scare)

Cummins, on his part, wished Karunaratne all the best and stated that the incident was “just one of those things that happens in cricket.”

“Obviously it’s never a nice feeling seeing someone go down like that,” Cummins told Fox Cricket.

“The good thing was it looked like he was moving his hands and the physio said he seemed alright when he left, added the Australian pacer.

“I wish him all the best and hopefully he’s doing alright, concluded Cummins.

Kurtis Patterson, who on Day 2 of the second Test had scored his maiden Test ton, admitted that all of the Australian players were in a bit of shock. (ALSO READ: 2nd Test, Day 2: Australia declare at 534/5 after Patterson maiden ton)

“You never like seeing that,” Patterson said during the press conference after the second day s play in Canberra before adding, “You want your fast bowlers to obviously be aggressive and try and set them up to get the nick. But you never like it when players go down like that.

“I’m hoping he’s OK. Hoping he can come out and bat again tomorrow. All of us were in a bit of shock but I think everyone is OK, which is good, concluded Patterson.