Australia's Alex Carey talks to teammate Adam Zampa during a drinks break after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham,  (Photo: AP)
Australia's Alex Carey talks to teammate Adam Zampa during a drinks break after he was hit off the bowling of England's Jofra Archer during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, (Photo: AP)

Watch: Alex Carey catches helmet to prevent potential hit wicket

  • The incident evoked the memories of Steve Harmison hitting Ricky Ponting at the same venue (Edgbaston) during the 2005 Ashes Test
  • Following the blow Carey was batting with a bandage on his mouth, a la Anil Kumble in the 2002 Antigua Test

After winning the toss and electing to bat in the second semi-final it was far from an ideal start for Australia as they lost three quick wickets.

The loss of three quick wickets brought wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey to the crease with the score reading a mere 14 after 6.1 overs.

The former Aussie rules player joined Steve Smith at the crease and the two steadied the ship somewhat to take Australia past the score of 100. He was eventually dismissed for a well made 46, caught by substitute James Vince off the bowling of Adil Rashid.

However there was a harrowing moment for the left hander as he was hit on the helmet by a Jofra Archer bouncer. The delivery hit his helmet not once, but twice and it took his helmet off. The helmet could have hit the stumps, however despite being hit Carey had the presence of mind to catch it before it could hit the stumps. Luckily the ball bounced away from the stumps as well.

Following the blow Carey was batting with a bandage on his mouth, a la Anil Kumble in the 2002 Antigua Test when he was hit by a Mervyn Dillon bouncer.

The incident also evoked the memories of Steve Harmison hitting Ricky Ponting at the same venue (Edgbaston) during the 2005 Ashes Test.

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