Only a few days are left for the commencement of the 2019 World Cup. But before that team New Zealand suffered a huge blow. Their skipper Kane Williamson was taken to the hospital recently.
The Kiwis are playing the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh. While fielding on Day Three of the Test, Williamson injured his shoulder. Despite having pain, Williamson batted on day three and four of the Test.
During his batting, he was twice attended by the medical staff. He overcame every hurdle and reached his 50th Test half-century. He was eventually dismissed by Taijul Islam while batting on 74.
Soon after that Williamson was taken to a nearby hospital for scans. A staff member of the team said that it was a ‘precautionary’ measure. The entire team management will be hoping that nothing serious happens to their captain.
Williamson is one of New Zealand’s main batsman and is very important in the Kiwis’ World Cup plans. But before that he will ply his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming IPL which starts from March 23.
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Bangladesh in deep trouble
Meanwhile the Kiwis are in the driver’s seat despite the first two days being completely washed out. Bangladesh batted first and scored just 211. Neil Wagner took four wickets while pacer Trent Boult chipped in with three.
In reply the Kiwis declared their first innings on 432 for 6. The Kiwi openers Jeet Raval (3) and Tom Latham (4) failed. But then Williamson combined with Ross Taylor (200) to post 172 runs for the second wicket.
Taylor then added 216 runs for the fourth wicket with Henry Nicholls (107). After reaching his double century, Taylor was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman. At the end of day four, Bangladesh are 80 for 3 in their second innings and trail New Zealand by 141 runs.