Sarwan felled by Fernando delivery, stretchered off

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2003, 5:18 [IST]
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Cape Town: West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan was stretchered off the Newlands ground on Friday after being felled by a delivery from Sri Lankan pace bowler Dilhara Fernando.

The 22-year-old Sarwan went down after being hit on the helmet with a 138kmh delivery in the 15th over with his side on 62 for 2 chasing 229 to win its crucial World Cup Group B day-night match. Sarwan, who made 10, lay motionless for a few moments before paramedics decided he was unable to continue.

He was conscious when he was taken off the field. Captain Carl Hooper came in for Sarwan and was immediately on his way back to the pavilion after falling lbw to Fernando first ball. Copyright AFP 2001

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