[caption id="attachment_886739" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-886739" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Priyam-Garg.jpg" alt="Duleep Trophy, Duleep Trophy 2019, India Red vs India Green, Priyam Garg, Avesh Khan" width="628" height="418" /> Garg, fielding at silly point, was in the line of the ball even after trying to get away from a back foot punch by Avesh Khan.[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>In a horrific incident that pressed the panic button at the Alur Cricket Ground in Bengaluru, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-green">India Green</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/priyam-garg">Priyam Garg</a> was hit straight on the neck on day four of his side's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/duleep-trophy">Duleep Trophy</a> match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-red">India Red</a> on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in <em>ESPNCricinfo</em>, Garg, who has been named captain of the India Under-23 squad to face Bangladesh Under-23s for five one-day matches in Raipur this month, was conscious but in pain as the physio immediately attended to the 18-year-old and applied an ice-pack to the injured area. <p></p> <p></p>The incident occurred on the last ball of the 138th over of India Red's innings which was bowled by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-chahar/news/">Rahul Chahar</a>. Garg, fielding at silly point, was in the line of the ball even after trying to get away from a back foot punch by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/avesh-khan">Avesh Khan</a>. Luckily, his helmet had a neck guard, which softened the impact. <p></p> <p></p>As a precautionary measure, a state association official informed that he was taken to hospital to run some tests. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Avesh's maiden first-class half-century helped India Red take a one-run lead. Avesh, who hit two boundaries and seven sixes en route to his 56-ball 64, conjured 73 for the tenth wicket with Sandeep Warrier, who scored just 5. <p></p> <p></p>In all certain, despite conceding the lead, their higher quotient means that India Green are through to the final unless they collapse in the second innings. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/duleep-trophy-2019-mahipal-lomror-scores-126-to-guide-india-red-to-404-9-against-india-green-886482">Mahipal Lomror scores 126 to guide India Red to 404/9 against India Green</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>On day three, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mahipal-lomror">Mahipal Lomror</a> scored a fine hundred in the first innings as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-red">India Red</a> ended the day at 404/9, trailing India Green by 36 runs. The 19-year-old left-handed batsman, who was his team's top scorer with 126 runs, hit 14 fours and three sixes in his 272-ball stay in the middle. <p></p> <p></p>India Red started the proceedings on Day three with the overnight score of 140/2. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/karun-nair/news/">Karun Nair</a>, who was unbeaten on 77 on Day two, missed out on a hundred as he perished for 90 off 154 balls.