New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will undergo an MRI after he suffered a left shoulder injury during the second test against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The 28-year-old hurt his shoulder after diving in the field to stop the ball during Bangladesh’s first innings and was sent directly to the hospital for some precautionary measure.
The New Zealand board took to twitter to inform about the skipper’s injury, “Injury update: Kane Williamson will not return to the field today as he rests his left shoulder ahead of further investigation (MRI scan) tomorrow morning. Tim Southee is the on-field captain,” the tweet read.
Despite of the injury, Williamson came to bat and scored his 30th Test half-century. In addition, he was still able to score 74 and added 172 runs for the third wicket with Ross Taylor before he was totally dismissed due to a complete discomfort that needed the attention of the medical staff when he batted.
Following the incident, Tim Southee has been made the on-filed captain in Williamson’s temporary absence, while Peter Bocock fielded in his place.
The host put up 432 for 6 wickets declared in response to Bangladesh’s first-innings score of 211.
Right now, New Zealand is leading 1-0 on their three-match series in the tournament and the third Test will begin on March 16 in Christchurch.
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