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Amazing X-rays reveal that Australia's ace Cameron Green batted four hours after being struck by a bouncer.

AUSTRALIA star Cameron Green batted for FOUR hours with a broken finger in the Second Test against South Africa.

The all-rounder was struck by Anrich Nortje on the second day and was forced to retire hurt with Australia cruising at 363-3.

Cameron Green was struck on the finger and forced to retire hurt

The X-ray revealed Green suffered a broken finger

Green was just 20 balls into his innings, but was forced to leave the playing field with blood pouring from his finger.

Remarkably, the 23-year-old resumed the following morning when the Aussies were seven down after Nathan Lyon had been dismissed.

And the youngster showed his bravery by batting for another 40 overs.

He would finish on 51 not out from 177 balls to help the Baggy Greens reach 575/8 before captain Mitchell Starc declared.

The injury did prevent Green from bowling in South Africa’s second innings, but Australia still took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after bowling the Proteas out for 204.

Green explained what it was like to return to the crease.

He said: “I think that‘s what happens when you get injured – your game simplifies in a way.

“There’s only a few shots you can play and everything apart from that you have to defend.


“It‘s a funny thing when you’re in that mindset, you’re actually really clear on what you have to do.”

And the all-rounder took to Instagram to reveal the extent of the damage, which has ruled him out of the final test.

He uploaded a host of snaps from the Test Match along with a photo of the X-ray, which confirmed the break to his finger.

Green will almost miss the rest of the Big Bash.