Mitchell Starc left bloodied after colliding with Shaun Marsh during 1st Ashes Test at Gabba — VIDEO

The first Test of the Ashes 2017-18 witnessed a nasty collision between Mitchell Starc and Shaun Marsh in the first session

Mitchell Starc survived an injury scare on Day 2 of the first Test of the Ashes at the Gabba, Brisbane. The unfortunate incident happened in the 95th over of England’s first innings. Pat Cummins bowled a short delivery to Dawid Malan on the leg side. Malan pulled the ball towards the leg side between the two fielders – Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Starc. Both were running towards the ball trying to prevent the boundary and then collided with each other.

While Starc was sliding towards his right to stop the ball, Cummins was running towards it as well. Marsh was able to field the ball with his left hand but ended up stepping on Starc’s left knee. The spikes of Marsh’s boot made contact with Marsh’s knee, ripping his pants.

Soon after, Starc left the field with a patch of blood on his knee. The left-arm pacer went to the dressing room to get some dressing on his wound as well as a new pair of pants.

Here’s the video of the collision –

Malan added 2 runs to his score. He went on to score his first century in the Ashes. After the drinks break, Starc returned to the ground dismissing speculations of a major injury.

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The Australian southpaw scored his 150th Test wicket. Coincidentally it was Marsh who caught the ball as Malan tried to pull the ball towards deep square leg. The youngster scored 56 runs from 130 balls with 11 fours.

Here’s Starc’s 150th Test scalp –

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Malan’s wicket followed the batting collapse of England as they lost 6 wickets in a matter of 56 runs. Starc finished with three wickets for 77 runs in 28 overs as England were bundled out for 302 in the first innings.