Australia captain Tim Paine bravely carried on after being struck in the face, then pulled off a remarkable catch in a stunning passage of play in the second ODI against England.
Paine had been hit by an Andrew Tye delivery that bounced awkwardly in front of the gloveman, leaving him bleeding on the Sophia Gardens outfield during England’s innings in Cardiff.
Tye's slower ball slipped down the leg side and reared up to catch Paine flush on the face as he moved to his left towards the delivery.
There was immediate concern as Paine slumped face down on the turf and players waved to the dressing room, but Australia's captain quickly picked himself up.
He spat out blood, and appeared to have a busted lip as he was checked over by Bupa Support Team Doctor John Orchard.
Later in the same over, Paine reacted brilliantly to catch an inside edge from Jason Roy's bat to give Tye his first wicket.
Tye bowled a cross-seam delivery that did just enough off the surface to clip the bottom of Roy's bat and Paine reacted superbly to change direction and hold the catch in his left glove.
Roy departed for 120, his fifth ODI century, that left England in a strong position at 4-239 after 36 overs.
It was a strong response from Tye, who had struggled in wet and windy conditions at Cardiff, and with the wicket his six overs had gone for 51 runs.
Qantas tours of England and Zimbabwe
ODI squad: Tim Paine (c), Aaron Finch (vc), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye
England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes (injured), David Willey, Chris Woakes (injured), Mark Wood
T20 squad: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth
Qantas Tour of England
June 16: Second ODI, Cardiff
June 19: Third ODI, Trent Bridge (D/N)
June 21: Fourth ODI, Durham (D/N)
June 24: Fifth ODI, Old Trafford
June 27: Only T20, Edgbaston (D/N)
Qantas T20I tri-series Tour of Zimbabwe
July 1: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
July 2: Pakistan vs Australia
July 3: Australia vs Zimbabwe
July 4: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
July 5: Pakistan vs Australia
July 6: Australia vs Zimbabwe
July 8: Final