New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2016/17: Mushfiqur Rahim Suffers A Head Blow After Being Hit By A Bouncer | Sportzwiki
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2016/17: Mushfiqur Rahim Suffers A Head Blow After Being Hit By A Bouncer

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 16: 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 on January 16, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Wellington will go down in the history books for the number of injuries that happened during the game as on the final morning as well, when Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a big injury scare. The incident happened in the 43rd over of Bangladesh’s second innings when Rahim was hit by a bouncer from Tim Southee. He failed to judge the bounce and took his eyes off the ball in order to save himself. The ball, however, went on to hit him on the back of his helmet.

Rahim was in a state of shock after the blow and could not control his movement. He fell down on his knees soon and was lying down in a horizontal position on the ground. Medical staff rushed to the ground and after having a close look at the batsman, an ambulance was called to the ground before Rahim was taken to the hospital.

Early scans and X-rays suggested that Rahim was out of danger. He did return to the stadium later in the day but did not take the field.

Before Rahim, it was Neil Wagner on Sunday, who was hit by a bouncer thrice within four overs.

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