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B'desh captain felled by bouncer in NZ

Associated Press logo Associated Press 15/01/2017

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been taken to hospital after being struck in the back of the helmet by a bouncer from fast bowler Tim Southee on the final day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand.

His condition was not immediately known.

Mushfiqur was already batting with a broken finger and was 13 not out when he tried to duck under a low bouncer and was struck at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

He began to kneel, then collapsed to the ground and was immediately attended by medical staff from both teams.

Play was delayed by more than 20 minutes as paramedics attended Mushfiqur, who lay motionless on his back near the crease.

Mushfiqur was then taken to Wellington Hospital.

He is the second Bangladesh batsman to be taken to hospital by ambulance in this innings.

Opening batsman Imrul Kayes was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a leg injury.

Bangladesh was 5-114 in their second innings, leading New Zealand by 170 runs, when the incident occurred.

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