March 4, 2008 / 10:53 AM / 10 years ago

Symonds floors streaker during one-day final

<p>A combination of pictures shows Australia's Andrew Symonds colliding with a streaker during the second final of the tri-series one-day international cricket match against India in Brisbane March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Holland</p>

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds flattened a streaker who ran on to the field during Tuesday’s second tri-series final against India at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The naked man came off second best after he evaded security and charged towards Symonds while he was batting during Australia’s run-chase.

Symonds stood his ground as the man approach and dropped the pitch invader with a rugby-style shoulder charge.

The man was arrested by police and faces the possibility of a fine and a life ban from the Gabba.

Symonds, who briefly contemplated a career in rugby league before he broke into the Australian team, also faces the risk of punishment under the International Cricket Council’s strict code of conduct.

The code includes a section banning players from any physical assault of a rival player, official or spectator.

Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Martin Petty

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