IND vs ENG: Shreyas Iyer suffered a freak shoulder injury while fielding in the second innings.© AFP
India had two injury scares during the first ODI against England in Pune as Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma suffered injuries on the field. Iyer walked off the ground in the second innings after he “subluxated” his left shoulder while fielding in the eighth over of the innings, said BCCI in a tweet. “He has been taken for further scans and won’t take any further part in the game,” the tweeted further read. Iyer was seen grimacing in pain after his attempt to filed a ball as he lay on his back on the ground. The physio had to be called on the field and the Indian batsman was helped off the park. Rohit was hit on the right elbow while batting in the first innings, said BCCI, and added: “He won’t take the field.”
UPDATE – Shreyas Iyer subluxated his left shoulder in the 8th over while fielding. He has been taken for further scans and won’t take any further part in the game.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
Iyer had an off day with the bat on Tuesday as he manged just 6 runs off 9 balls even as India scored 317 for 5 after being asked to bat England.
Krunal Pandya (58*) and KL Rahul (62*) shared an unbeaten 112-run stand for the sixth wicket to help India cross 300.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan (98) narrowly missed out on a hundred and Virat Kohli scored 56 to help India lay a platform for the death.
Rohit was subdued, too, scoring only 28 off 42 balls an opening partnership of 64 runs with Dhawan.
The match also saw Krunal, on ODI debut, make the fastest fifty by a debutant in the 50-over format, off just 26 balls.
He broke down during an interview at innings break after which his older brother and India teammate Hardik Pandya was seen consoling Krunal.
Krunal and Hardik had lost their father Himanshu Pandya in January this year.
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