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Injured Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of third Test against New Zealand

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the third and final Test against New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) media manager said in Kolkata on Monday.

cricket Updated: Oct 03, 2016 20:21 IST
Shikhar Dhawan,India vs New Zealand,Eden Gardens
India's Shikhar Dhawan reacts after a ball hit his left hand during the third day of the second Test match.(AFP Photo)

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the third and final Test against New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) media manager said in Kolkata on Monday.

The third Test starts from Saturday in Indore. India have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Dhawan, who picked up a knock on his left thumb from a Trent Boult delivery in the third over of India’s second innings on Sunday, has suffered a fracture and is advised at least 15 days’ rest.

India won the second Test at the Eden Gardens by 178 runs to claim the top sport in the Test rankings.