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Dhawan undergoes X-ray on left thumb

October 02, 2016 19:35 IST

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

Shikhar Dhawan (right) is comforted by teammate Rohit Sharma after getting hit on the thumb, on Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Kolkata on SundayDay 3: Rohit shines as NZ pushed on back foot

"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.

When he went into bat, left-handed opener Dhawan, who had a testing time in the middle, took two blows on the thumb of his bottom hand with the ball rising awkwardly, and the swollen thumb had to be taped.

He was soon rushed to a city hospital for an X-Ray, the reports of which are awaited.

It remains to be seen if he’s able to take the field when New Zealand bat in the second innings.

Leading 1-0 in the three match series, India are eyeing a series-sealing victory in Kolkata Test, which will take them to No. 1 in Test rankings, replacing Pakistan.

Image: Shikhar Dhawan (right) is comforted by teammate Rohit Sharma after getting hit on the thumb, on Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Kolkata on Sunday

Photograph: BCCI

 

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