It was a not a good day in the office for the New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner as the 30-year old player suffered three blows on his helmet in a matter of four overs from Bangladesh fast bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi. Wagner has now been put under observation for next 48 hours for a concussion.
He suffered the first helmet blow when Rabbi bowled a bouncer to him and Wagner in an utter state of confusion took his eyes off the ball. Though he tried to duck the ball but the ball was successful in making an impact with his helmet. The second blow came on the second delivery of the 140th over, a nasty one this was. The ball went on to hit his helmet grill which hurt him on his chin and it started bleeding soon. He also received a medical attention for the same. The third blow came after a matter of just one ball as a failed attempt to pull the delivery saw Wagner getting a helmet blow again.
He looked in trouble of bowling off Rabbi and was dismissed after a break one delivery, which was also a bouncer. Wagner mistimed the pull shot and the ball went in the hands of Imrul Kayes behind the wickets. It was a fierce spell from Rabbi in which he stuck to the plans which finally paid dividends to him in form of a wicket.
Not just New Zealand, Bangladesh too suffered a blow on day four as their sub wicket-keeper, Imrul Kayes, was also stretched out of the ground after he injured himself during a dive.