India vs New Zealand: Shikhar Dhawan taken to hospital for X-ray on left thumb

PTI, Oct, 02 2016

Kolkata: India opener Shikhar Dhawan was on Sunday taken to a city hospital for scans on his left thumb which was hit twice by New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult in the ongoing second cricket Test in Kolkata.

Shikhar Dhawan injured his left thumb on Day thre of the 2nd Test between India and New Zealand. AP

Shikhar Dhawan injured his left thumb on Day thre of the 2nd Test between India and New Zealand. AP

"Shikhar was taken for a scan. We are just assessing," said India's media manager after the hosts ended the day with 227/8 in the second innings, taking an overall lead of 339 runs.

Left-handed opener Dhawan took blows on his bottom hand thumb twice with the ball rising awkwardly. He survived some anxious moments, managing to open his account after 14 balls, and the swollen thumb had to be taped.

He was soon rushed to a city hospital for x-ray and the reports are awaited.

It remains to be seen whether he's able to take the field when New Zealand bat in the second innings but from the team's perspective, it would not be a concern as he had finished his batting.

Leading 1-0 in the three match series, India are eyeing a series-sealing victory in Kolkata Test, which will take them to number one in Test rankings replacing Pakistan.

Published Date: Oct 02, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 02, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115