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Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Watch Piers Morgan Get Whacked By A Cricket Ball Travelling At 90mph

The CNN host takes on Australian bowler Brett Lee in the nets, and basically gets clobbered.

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During the Ashes, Piers Morgan has had some damning things to say about England's performance.

Our bowling's too slow, our spinner's not spinning it, and our batsmen lacked guts. Other than that, going well... #Ashes

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

Our bowling's too slow, our spinner's not spinning it, and our batsmen lacked guts. Other than that, going well... #Ashes

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Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee challenged Morgan to face him in the nets to give him an idea of how hard professional cricket is.

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Despite the fact Lee is one of the fastest bowlers of all time, Piers was confident.

I've faced 90mph regularly in my net from a bowling machine. Never backed away. That's what helmets and pads are for. #Ashes

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

I've faced 90mph regularly in my net from a bowling machine. Never backed away. That's what helmets and pads are for. #Ashes

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Then a bit less so.

So @Channel9 just sent me a personal indemnity form to sign. 'The risks involved may result in my personal injury or death'. @BrettLee_58

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

So @Channel9 just sent me a personal indemnity form to sign. 'The risks involved may result in my personal injury or death'. @BrettLee_58

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There wasn't much support from his countrymen.

Worth telling you @BrettLee_58 that there is real concern in our country for @piersmorgan . Concern that you will hold back a little....

Gary Lineker

@GaryLineker

Worth telling you @BrettLee_58 that there is real concern in our country for @piersmorgan . Concern that you will hold back a little....

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And in front of a baying crowd, they got down to business. Whereupon this happened.

And then this happened.

Dramatic day @mcg. We've had 10 wickets so far and @BrettLee_58 did this to @piersmorgan #ashes

BBC TMS

@bbctms

Dramatic day @mcg. We've had 10 wickets so far and @BrettLee_58 did this to @piersmorgan #ashes

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But Morgan was determined. Even when he was asked if he needed a doctor, he refused, and defiantly continued.

"Bring it on! Bring it!"

And so he was hit with the ball once more.

In total, Piers was clobbered four times, bowled once, and fell over once. Michael Vaughan found it all very hysterical.

Surviving > RT @MichaelVaughan: What are you doing @piersmorgan ???

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

Surviving > RT @MichaelVaughan: What are you doing @piersmorgan ???

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Piers was left severely bruised.

And even cracked his wrist.

Full injury list post @BrettLee_58 showdown - cracked wrist, bruised rib, and massive egg on back of head from...the throw-down guy.

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

Full injury list post @BrettLee_58 showdown - cracked wrist, bruised rib, and massive egg on back of head from...the throw-down guy.

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Here's the full agonising over.

View this video on YouTube

Despite the evidence above, here's what Piers has to say.

Also for the record, @BrettLee_58 bowled 6 (big) no-balls and 5 bouncers. Otherwise, I'd have battered him.

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

Also for the record, @BrettLee_58 bowled 6 (big) no-balls and 5 bouncers. Otherwise, I'd have battered him.

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