New Zealand’s ongoing World Cup preparation has suffered an enormous setback as certainly one of their premier pacers Tim Southee suffered a dislocation and fracture in his proper thumb whereas trying a catch within the slips through the fourth ODI in opposition to England at Lord’s on Friday, September 15.
Southee suffered the blow to his thumb on the final supply of the 14th over. Joe Root, who was batting at 8, edged a supply to Southee who was stationed at a barely broad first slip place and the latter copped the blow straight onto his thumb. He visibly appeared in excessive discomfort because the medical workforce made its means onto the sphere of play and was taken off the bottom instantly.
The suitable-arm pacer did not take any additional half within the sport and the workforce administration selected to substitute him with Trent Boult. Sadly for the vacationers, the damage to Southee was not the one one which the Kiwis endured within the sport. Star allrounder Daryl Mitchell dislocated his ring finger whereas taking a catch of Jonny Bairstow within the slip cordon off Matt Henry on the fifth ball of the fifth over.
He was changed by Finn Allen and Allen too suffered a nasty damage. The teen suffered a laceration on the little finger of his proper hand when he missed the chance to carry on to a catch of Root off Ben Lister. The third occasion concerned the left-arm seamer Lister who needed to go away the sphere after bowling six overs as he suffered a hamstring damage.
Nonetheless, Mitchell got here again to the sphere and bowled just a few overs. He additionally batted and scored 4 off 14 earlier than getting dismissed by Brydon Carse. The damage to Allen shouldn’t be a severe one and provides the Kiwis a cause to sweat rather less.
In the meantime, the Tom Latham-led aspect misplaced the competition by 100 runs after failing to chase down the whole of 312. England received the four-match sequence by a complete 3-1 margin.
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