Bangladesh skipper hospitalised
BANGLADESH captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been taken to hospital after being struck on the back of the helmet by a bouncer from New Zealand quick Tim Southee.
Rahim, batting with an injured right thumb, ducked into a short ball from Southee on Monday on the 53rd delivery of his innings.
The skipper fell to the ground but appeared to be conscious, with a clear grimace on his face.
The 28-year-old was inspected by medical staff from both sides before an ambulance was driven onto the field to take Rahim to hospital.
"He is fine. He spoke to us. He has been taken for precaution,” Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Rahim scored a career high 159 in Bangladesh's first innings when the Tigers posted a score of 8-595.