Big blow for New Zealand as they face another injury scare during ODI World Cup 2023

New Zealand have faced two consecutive defeats against India and Australia, respectively after winning four matches continuously in the tournament.

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New Zealand (File Photo, Twitter)

New Zealand (File Photo, Twitter)

In what seems to be a big blow for New Zealand’s ODI World Cup 2023 campaign, another star player has faced an injury hit in the tournament. After Lockie Ferguson’s Achilles, Mark Chapman’s calf concern, and Kane Williamson’s thumb fracture, now, Matt Henry has faced a tightness in his hamstring.

Henry sustained this injury in the first innings of the ongoing match 32nd match against South Africa. He had to leave the field when his sixth over was underway. Later, the Blackcaps updated about the further development in his case from their official Twitter handle.

“Matt Henry will have a scan on his right hamstring tomorrow after leaving the field in Pune during his sixth over and not returning against South Africa. A further update will be provided after the scan has been assessed,” read the post by Blackcaps from their official Twitter handle.

The Kiwis' run-chase under trouble as top 3 departs early

Talking about the action of the match, the Kiwis are looking in trouble during their run chase of 358 runs as they have lost 3 wickets on the score of 63 runs in 13.2 overs. currently, skipper Tom Latham and middle-order batter Daryl Mitchell are there in the middle on the individual scores of 1 and 12 runs, respectively.

Marco Jansen has bowled brilliantly for South Africa so far, scalping 2 wickets at the cost of just 20 runs in 5 overs; alongside Jansen, Gerald Coetzee has also claimed one wicket, conceding 11 runs in 2 overs.

Earlier in the first innings, South Africa posted a massive total of 357 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets in the allotted 50 overs courtesy of the sensational centuries scored by Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen. De Kock and Van der Dussen played the brilliant knocks of 114 and 133 runs, respectively. Other than these two, the veteran Southpaw David Miller also scored 53 runs off just 30 balls, hitting 2 fours and 4 sixes.

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