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

Symonds floors streaker during one-day final

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.

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

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

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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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