Wellington - New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan is to undergo surgery for a
fractured eye socket after suffering a nasty blow to the face in
Monday's one-day international victory against Pakistan.
An express delivery from Anwar Ali smashed through the grille of
McClenaghan's helmet and hit him on the left eye on the penultimate ball
of the New Zealand innings in Wellington.
The tailender was left prone on the ground for a few seconds before
getting up to cheers from the crowd and making his way off the field
with blood and bruising around the eye.
He was taken to hospital for the wound to be stitched and later tweeted he had suffered "a few broken bones".
A team spokesman said doctors had confirmed a slight fracture to the
eye socket and McClenaghan would undergo "minor surgery" in Auckland on
McClenaghan retired hurt on 31 after featuring in a 73-run stand in
33 balls with Matt Henry for the ninth wicket to help New Zealand get up
Pakistan in reply were all out for 210.
The second game in the series is in Napier on Thursday.