Warner retires hurt after being hit by bouncer

Australia vice-captain David Warner has been cleared of concussion after being struck on the side of the neck by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer while batting in Australia's intra-squad practice match in Darwin on Tuesday.

Warner was forced to retire hurt on 2 after he missed an attempted hook shot and was struck on the neck. Warner briefly fell to the ground but immediately got to his feet and was able to leave the field unaided, before being assessed by team doctor Richard Saw and having ice applied.

Australia are playing a three-day practice match, between a David Warner XI and a Steven Smith XI, in Darwin, ahead of their Test tour of Bangladesh.

Although Warner passed a concussion test, his participation on the final day of the match was likely to be determined only on Wednesday morning.

"It's good that Davey's fine," fast bowler Pat Cummins told reporters after the second day's play. "He's a little bit stiff and sore, but just speaking to him then, he's all fine. It's only a practice match so he might or might not be out there tomorrow but he seems to be in pretty good shape."

The incident could leave Warner short of batting time in the lead-up to the Bangladesh tour - he had been dismissed for 4 in the first innings on Monday.

Peter Handscomb scored a century on the first day of the intra-squad match, while Travis Head brought up a hundred on the second day. Allrounder Hilton Cartwright also made use of his time in the middle, scoring 81.

The Australia squad is due to depart on Friday for Bangladesh, where they will play two Tests in late August and early September in what will be their first Test tour of the country since 2006.