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Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh cricket captain, smashed by bouncer, in hospital

Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 159 in the first innings, was on 13 when he left the field. Play on day 5 of the Bangladesh vs New Zealand Test in Wellington was held up for about 15 minutes after Mushfiqur was felled by a Tim Southee bouncer

cricket Updated: Jan 16, 2017 18:03 IST
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh captain, is stretchered off after being hit in the face by the ball  during the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington.
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh captain, is stretchered off after being hit in the face by the ball during the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington.(Reuters)


Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital on Monday after being hit on the head by a bouncer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee but was reported to be doing “fine”. (Kane Williamson ton scripts NZ win)

Mushfiqur Rahim ducks a bouncer during day five of the first Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Monday. (AFP)

Mushfiqur Rahim, who was wearing a helmet, slowly went to the ground then rolled over onto his back and was immediately attended to by medical staff from both teams before paramedics with an on-site ambulance rushed onto the field. (Read: BCCI postpones Test vs Bangladesh)

The 29-year-old Mushfiqur Rahim, who was deemed fit enough to bat on the final day of the first Test after X-rays cleared him of broken fingers, was moving his arms and legs as he responded to treatment following the incident in the first session.

Mushfiqur Rahim lifted onto a stretcher by ambulance staff and teammates after being hit in the head during day five of the first Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Monday. (AFP)

Team-mate Tamim Iqbal told reporters that Mushfiqur was fine and that he had been taken for checks as a precaution. Television reported the wicketkeeper was talking and had told them to tell his family in Bangladesh he was okay.

Mushfiqur, who scored 159 in the first innings, was on 13 when he left the field. Play was held up for about 15 minutes.

Bangladesh collapsed in their second innings to 160 for nine, leaving New Zealand needing 217 runs from a minimum of 57 overs for an unlikely victory after the visitors scored 595 for eight declared in their first innings.

Imrul Kayes, who retired hurt on 24 on Sunday after he suffered a hip injury, came back at the fall of the seventh wicket but he could barely move and added 12 runs before Subashis Roy was bowled for a duck by Trent Boult.

Sabbir Rahman top-scored with 50.