Batsmen are dominating one-dayers like never before and even the umpires are looking for greater protection, with John Ward becoming the first umpire to wear a helmet in an international match at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
Finch takes out umpire with drive
English umpire Richard Kettleborough was forced to leave the field after being struck on the shin by a shot from Aaron Finch in Australia's ODI against India.
His colleague, Englishman Richard Kettleborough, was taken off the field and replaced by Paul Wilson after being hit on his right leg by an Aaron Finch straight drive in Australia's innings against India.
But it was Ward's headgear which raised the most eyebrows.
Ward has opted for the helmet after he suffered a blow to the head in an Indian domestic game.
Gerard Abood wore a helmet during a Big Bash League game between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers this summer.
Kettleborough suffered swelling on his shin and a numb foot and required treatment from medical staff. He did not return to the middle for India's run chase.
Sam Nogajski was moved from fourth to third umpire in the reshuffle.