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Joy set to miss remainder of New Zealand tour

Published : 04 Jan 2022 08:04 PM

Bangladesh opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy is all set to miss the remaining part of the series in New Zealand because of a finger injury. The opener picked the injury ahead of fourth day at Mount Manganui while practising.

“Mahmudul got a cut injury on his right hand in between third and fourth finger while fielding and he required three stitches," BCB physio Bayzidul Islam said. "He will be under observation for seven to ten days. We are providing him all the medication that is required.”

Mahmudul scored his maiden Test half-century against New Zealand in the first innings and was one of the architects of the side posting 458 and taking a 130-run lead. New Zealand wobbled late in the day and were reduced to 147 for 5.

Bangladesh gave away a lead of just 17 at stumps and will push for their first win in New Zealand on the final day. The visitors have played nine Tests in New Zealand and have lost all so far.