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INDvsAUS, Boxing Day Test: Umesh Yadav Taken For Scans After Suffering Calf Muscle Injury

Mumbai: Indian team pacer Umesh Yadav will undergo a scan on Monday, the third day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) after he complained of pain in his calf muscles.

Umesh completed the follow-through during his fourth over, which was taken to the dressing room. India is already without the services of pacer Mohammad Shami and Umesh’s injury is a major setback for the team.

Umesh limped which was taken back to the dressing room. India is already without the services of pacer Mohammad Shami and Umesh’s injury is a major setback for the team.

“Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling his 4th over and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He is being taken for scans now,” BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) wrote on Twitter.

The Indian pacer had dismissed Joe Burns to give the visitors a perfect start to the second session.

Earlier in the day, the game resumed on 277/5, with India getting off to a good start, but when things started going well for the spectators, captain Ajinkya Rahane was run out while attempting a risky single.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja completed his 15th half-century as India advanced their lead by 100 runs. However, to add some quick runs, Jadeja hit a big shot off Mitchell Starc, but Pat Cummins was hit deep.

Nathan Lyon dismissed Umesh in the 114th over. With the intent of scoring quick runs, the visitor started losing wickets at quick intervals and slipped from 294/6 to 326/10. But India had managed to gain a significant first-innings lead of 131 runs.

India trail the series 0-1 after their loss in the opener in Adelaide.

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