Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma hurt themselves during the match against England in Pune on Tuesday. The BCCI recently shared a medical bulletin on the same.
Shreyas Iyer left the field after hurting himself while fielding. Chasing 318, England openers were onslaught and it took time for India to get back the control of the match. During the 8th over of the England innings, Jonny Bairstow smashed a delivery off Shardul Thakur through cover which was stopped by Shreyas Iyer. He had to dive to his left to stop the ball. He could slow the ball but hurt himself. Eventually, Iyer left the field in visible pain. Earlier in the day, Rohit Sharma the Indian opener was hit on his elbow followed by a real fast delivery from Mark Wood. He was in pain immediately but carried on with his batting. however, he was dismissed on 28.
The BCCI released a medical update a while back on both injured players. They informed, “Shreyas Iyer subluxated (partially dislocated) 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.” The release further added, “Rohit Sharma was hit on the right elbow while batting and felt some pain later. He won’t take the field.”
What happened in the match?
On the other hand, after a solid start, England’s middle-order collapsed against the impressive Indian bowling attack. They were reduced to 251 eventually and India took a lead of 1-0 in the three-match series. Jonny Bairstow scored 94 while Jason Roy added 46 runs. After that, the third-highest run-scorer for England was Moeen Ali with 30 runs. Prasidh Krishna scalped four wickets on his ODI debut for just 54 runs. Shardul Thakur picked up three wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two.
Indian batsmen had a fine outing today. Shikhar Dhawan missed his hundred by just two runs. Virat Kohli scored 56 runs while Kl Rahul amassed 62. The debutant Krunal Pandya remained unbeaten with 58 off 31 deliveries.