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The bouncer's impact

Nov 26, 2014: The life-threatening injury suffered by Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the dangers faced by batsmen when handling bouncers. Here, three Test batsmen recall how they were impacted by injuries arising from short balls.

Nagraj Gollapudi

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The inherent dangers of batting

Nov 25, 2014: The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

Brydon Coverdale

Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch

Batting through the pain barrier

Nov 20, 2008: Eleven batsmen who overcame injury to make their mark on a game

Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller

More dangerous games

May 9, 2006: Another selection of moments where batsmen came off second best to fast bowlers

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

The best Ashes batting

Sticky dogs and captains' rearguards

Aug 19, 2005: Andrew Miller picks out ten of the finest batting feats in Anglo-Australian history

Andrew Miller


Vandals stopped play

Aug 12, 2005: The last day's play at Headingley in August 1975 promised to be a thriller ... until it was discovered the pitch had been vandalised

Martin Williamson


Rick McCosker

1976: Over the years Australia has a solid record of cricketers who have graduated from country areas to the City, on to Sheffield Shield cricket and then into the Test arena

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