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Khawaja survives 'scary' blow during warm-up

Press Trust of India  |  Southampton 

suffered an scare ahead of after opener suffered a nasty blow on the helmet while batting against in a warm-up match here.

Khawaja was struck by a bouncer from in the second over while was chasing 230, forcing the opener to retire

He looked in discomfort and walked off the field accompanied by Australian team doctor Richard Saw, sending a scare through the camp.

However, scans on his jaw later cleared him of any as breathed a sigh of relief.

"It was very scary," said Shaun Marsh, who hit an unbeaten half-century in the victory.

"It copped him on the side of the cheekbone The main thing is he is OK and can bounce back pretty quickly.

"(Khawaja was) a bit shaken, as you are when you get hit on the head. But he is a tough cookie, Uzzy, and he'll be ready to go."

Khawaja didn't take part in the match again even as Australia went on to register a seven-wicket victory over in the first of their three warm-up games.

Khawaja is expected to be available for selection for Australia's next warm-up match against England on Saturday.

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First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 11:46 IST