Play of the day: Freak injury for Black Cap

When 12th man Ronnie Hira came on as a substitute fielder for the Black Caps against South Africa yesterday his cameo appearance turned into a nightmare.

Hira was fielding at point in the third over and as the ball was being rotated back to bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, Hira lost some hand-eye co-ordination.

Instead of taking a regulation catch and passing the ball back to the bowler, Hira felt the ball slip through his fingers and into his face, resulting in a bleeding nose and a quick exit from the field.

It is a rare occurrence but substitute fielder Hira had to be replaced by a substitute.

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