Ashton Agar needed medical attention after suffering a laceration to the bridge of his nose when dropping a catch off brother Wes.

Oh, brother! – Australia international Agar hurt after dropping sibling


Many of us have been hurt in the rough and tumble of a sibling rivalry, but the injury inflicted on Ashton Agar by his brother Wes was entirely inadvertent.

The brothers were on opposing sides as Ashton's Western Australia faced off against South Australia in a Marsh One-Day Cup clash on Sunday. 

Australia international Ashton suffered a laceration on the bridge of his nose after slipping when attempting a routine catch off Wes at mid-on and being struck by the ball.

Ashton was left with a bloody face and Jhye Richardson immediately called for the medical team to attend to his team-mate, while Wes ran over to check on his brother.

The incident can be seen below, but be warned it does not make for pleasant viewing.

"He slipped over and the ball hit his glasses and the glasses split him open," Wes Agar said.

"The doctor wanted to stitch him up, but he just got engaged so he said he'll leave it to a plastic surgeon.

"I was pretty rattled ... It looked really bad. I was just worrying about his health. I wasn't thinking about anything else, I just ran out of my crease to go see him. 

"I didn't feel great, but thankfully he's okay."

Earlier, Wes had dismissed his brother to round off a five-wicket haul but it was Ashton's Western Australia who won a thriller by six runs.

"It's always nice to get your brother out," Wes added. "I played against him once [before] but only bowled about two balls to him.

"To get the five and him on the fifth, I'm not going to lie, it was pretty special."

Ashton has played four Tests, nine ODIs and 21 T20Is for Australia, including the recent three-match series in the shortest format against Pakistan.



Bavuma not cross with Morkel

I felt for him! Bavuma not bitter at missing ton due to Morkel duck

Morne Morkel was left hugely frustrated after his golden duck denied Temba Bavuma the chance to make a century against Australia.


England strengthen grip on Test

England strengthen grip on second Test against New Zealand

Stuart Broad, Mark Stoneman and James Vincent impressed as England reached 202-3 at stumps on day three of the second Test on Sunday.


Warner is 'seriously struggling'

Warner 'seriously struggling' after ball-tampering scandal, says wife

Candice Warner has said she blames herself for her husband's part in the ball-tampering scandal during Australia's tour of South Africa.


Proteas make Australia suffer

Paine fights hard but Proteas leave Australia on the ropes

After opting not to enforce the follow-on, South Africa ended day three of the series finale against Australia with a mammoth 401-run lead.


Pakistan humiliate Windies

Pakistan humiliate shambolic Windies in Karachi

West Indies were dismissed for only 60, slumping to the second-biggest Twenty20 international defeat of all time against Pakistan.