According to reports, Aaron Finch may be cleared to bat in the second Test. @ Twitter
According to reports, Aaron Finch may be cleared to bat in the second Test. @ Twitter

Perth: Australia opener Aaron Finch, who had to retire hurt after being smacked by a short delivery from Mohammed Shami on his right index finger, has been cleared of serious injury, Cricket Australia informed on Sunday.

Finch, who was just about finding his feet in Australia’s second innings on Day Three of the second Test against India at Perth’s new Optus Stadium, was smacked on the gloves by a short delivery from Shami in the 13th over with Australia 33/0, leading by 76 after having bowled the tourists out for 283 after lunch.

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Finch, who was batting on 25 after smashing five boundaries, seemed to be in a lot of pain and immediately called for the physio, who inspected his finger.

Finch had to be sent for an X-ray to rule out the possibility of a fracture on the finger which was incidentally, the same one which was peppered at the WACA ground on the eve of the first ODI series against South Africa and at the Adelaide nets off Mitchell Starc in the build-up to the opener against India.

According to reports, Finch may be cleared to bat in the second Test. In the first innings at Perth, Finch, who made his Test debut in the two-match series against Pakistan in UAE recently, registered his maiden half-century on home soil.