Gambhir rushed to the hospital

Updated: 25 July 2011 00:17 IST

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was rushed to a hospital here for an X-ray examination after being hit on the left arm by a full-blooded sweep from Matt Prior while fielding during England's second innings on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at the Lord's here.

London:

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was rushed to a hospital here for an X-ray examination after being hit on the left arm by a full-blooded sweep from Matt Prior while fielding during England's second innings on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at the Lord's here.

Gambhir was fielding at short leg when he was struck by the ball off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh in the 55th over of the England second innings.

This is the third casualty for India in the first four days of the Lord's Test.

Paceman Zaheer Khan pulled his hamstring on the first day after bowling just 13.3 overs in England first innings and picking two wickets. He did not take the field nor bowl a single over in England second innings.

Sachin Tendulkar was also absent for the first two sessions today with a viral infection and he took the field only at the final session.

Because of his long absence from the field, he will not be able to bat in his usual number four slot. He will bat at only number seven, that is after the fall of the fifth wicket.

On Saturday, he batted with a running fever in India's first innings and left the ground for team hotel soon after he was out for 34. It was learnt that he took antibiotics because of the viral infection.

NDTV adds: Hospital reports have ruled out a fracture on Gambhir's arm and he returned to the stadium just before stumps on Day 4.

 

Topics : England India Virender Sehwag Sachin Tendulkar Cricket Gautam Gambhir India in England, 2011
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