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New Zealand vs West Indies: Sunil Ambris suffers fractured arm, to miss ODIs

Sunil Ambris was on four when caught by a rising delivery during a feisty spell from New Zealand short-ball specialist Neil Wagner in the Hamilton Test, which the hosts won by 240 runs. He was then taken to a nearby hospital for an X-ray which later revealed a fracture.

cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2017 10:28 IST
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Sunil Ambris has been ruled out of the West Indies’ three-ODI series against New Zealand due to a fracture on his left forearm. (AFP)

Luckless West Indies batsman Sunil Ambris suffered a fractured arm during a short-ball salvo in the second Test in Hamilton on Tuesday, forcing him out of the ODI series later this month.

Ambris was on four when caught by a rising delivery during a feisty spell from New Zealand short-ball specialist Neil Wagner.

(Read | New Zealand vs West Indies: George Worker to open in ODIs, Martin Guptill injured)

He stayed on the field to take a single off Tim Southee in the next over before walking off when Wagner returned to resume his bouncer barrage.

(Read | New Zealand sweep West Indies with 240-run win in Hamilton)

“He has been taken to hospital and X-rays confirmed a fractured arm,” a team spokesman said. “This means he will also be out of the ODI series.”

Ambris made unwanted history in the opening Test against New Zealand when he became the first person to be out for a golden duck in his debut innings by stepping on his wicket.

In the first innings of the second Test, his misfortune continued when he became the first person to step on his stumps in consecutive Tests.

New Zealand claimed a series sweep over West Indies after easing to a 240-run win.

First Published: Dec 12, 2017 10:28 IST