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B'desh skipper leaves Basin by ambulance

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/01/2017
Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is stretchered into an ambulance after being struck in the helmet by a delivery from Tim Southee of New Zealand during day five of the First Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Basin Reserve. © Hagen Hoplkins/Getty Images Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is stretchered into an ambulance after being struck in the helmet by a delivery from Tim Southee of New Zealand during day five of the First Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Basin Reserve.

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been felled by a short ball and will be taken to hospital during the final day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand.

As physio staff from both sides attended to the 29-year-old just after midday on Monday, an ambulance drove on to the Basin Reserve's playing surface to transport him to nearby Wellington Hospital.

Mushfiqur, who was already batting with injured digits on both hands, had been subject to a number of short balls from the New Zealand bowlers.

In the 43rd over of the innings, on 13, he was struck on the back of the helmet by a short ball from fast bowler Tim Southee.

Bangladesh lost opener Imrul Kayes to injury on the fourth day.

They lead New Zealand by 170 runs with five wickets in hand.

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