Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers retires after dizzy spell on day four of second Test

Rogers was on 49 when he suddenly withdrew himself from play

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Chris Rogers retired hurt early on Day Four at Lord's after experiencing a dizzy spell during the Ashes Second Test.

The left-handed opener was batting with David Warner at the time, as Australia looked to build a healthy second innings total, but signalled to the dressing room before sitting down on the turf.

He received medical attention from the team physio before being led from the ground, Steve Smith coming on to bat in his stead.

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It was a worrying sight given that Rogers was hit on the head by a James Anderson bouncer while batting in the first innings, although at this stage there is no suggestion that the two incidents are connection.

Rogers also recently missed two Tests in the West Indies for Australia due to concussion after being struck in the nets by one of his teammates.

Australia were 114/0 when Rogers, who was 49 not out, had to leave the field – he did not return to add to his Test best 179 from the first innings, as Australia declared on 254/2 shortly before lunch – a lead of 508.

Cricket Australia said that Rogers had had a sudden dizzy spell and that he was resting in the changing rooms.

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