Warner retires hurt after being struck on the neck by a bouncer

Warner did not require any assistance to leave the field

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Australia opener David Warner retired hurt after a bouncer from pace bowler Josh Hazlewood struck him on the side of the neck during an intra-squad practice game in Darwin on Tuesday.

The incident occurred when Warner tried to play a hook shot. Despite being hit, he left the field by himself and was subsequently tended to by the medical team.

The practice game is a three-day affair that features a David Warner XI and a Steven Smith XI. The match is being played ahead of Australia’s first Test tour of Bangladesh since 2006.

Australia will begin their tour with a practice game in Fatullah on August 22 before the first Test is held in Mirpur on August 27. The second Test, which will be played in Chittagong, will get underway on September 4.

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