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Haddin OK after celebration mishap

UPDATED 14 October, 2013 10:51AM AEST | by AAP

There was just one thing that didn't quite go to plan for George Bailey's men in Australia's convincing 72-run one-day win over India.

With spirits high after posting 8-304, Brad Haddin pounced on an edge from Shikhar Dhawan off the bowling of James Faulkner.

As Dhawan began his trudge back towards the pavilion Faulkner rushed in to celebrate with Haddin - in an overly exuberant fashion.

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But Faulkner's high five didn't find it's mark.

Instead the Tasmanian allrounder poked the Australian vice-captain in the eye.

"How embarrassing is that? We couldn't even get our high fives right," skipper Bailey joked after the match.

"What about just a handshake? Just take it back to 'well bowled'."

Haddin collapsed to the ground clutching at his face, and was eventually forced from the field - evoking memories of Mark Boucher's eye injury suffered when a stray bail hit his eye.

The resulting injury forced the premature retirement of the South African veteran.

But Bailey can afford to laugh - Haddin returned to the field after spending 22 overs off the field to receive treatment on a scratch to the eye and isn't expected to be in doubt for Wednesday's second match in Jaipur.

In his absence opening batsman Phil Hughes donned the gloves - and snared two catches.

"We were trying to work out whether he came back out because his eye was alright or if he was nervous because Hughesy was keeping so well," Bailey said.

"He might've been under the pump."

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia.

First Posted 14 October, 2013 9:36AM AEST

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