sport news Sickening moment Sri Lankan cricketer is left prone on the pitch

Sickening moment a Sri Lanka cricketer is struck in the head by a bouncer and left prone on the pitch before being rushed to hospital A Sri Lankan cricketer was struck in the head by a ball at a match in Canberra Dimuth Karunaratne attempted to dodge the 142km/h ball, but was bad hit Shocked fans saw the player drop to the ground as players rushed to help 

By Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 08:23 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 08:48 GMT, 2 February 2019

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A Sri Lankan cricketer has been rushed to hospital after being hit in the back on the head by a bouncer.

Dimuth Karunaratne had attempted to dodge the 142km/h ball delivered by Australian quick Pat Cummins during the second day of the test in Canberra on Saturday.

Shocked fans saw the player drop to the ground as others rushed to help.

Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne, second right, lays on a buggy and is attended to by medical personnel after he was struck in the head by a delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins, center back, who checks on Karunaratne as he is transported off the field on day 2 of their cricket test match in Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne was 46 not out

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