Celebration nearly goes badly for Black Caps

Mitchell McClenaghan after suffering his eye injury. Photo / Getty
Mitchell McClenaghan after suffering his eye injury. Photo / Getty

The Black Caps have been known for their low-key celebrations, but their delight nearly turned dangerous last night.

An eight run win over Australia put the Black Caps in a great spot to progress to the knockout stage of the World Twenty 20 tournament in India.

Key to the success was recalled seamer Mitchell McClenaghan, but his figures of 3-17 included a close call while celebrating the wicket of Mitchell Marsh.

Skipper Kane Williamson went in for the high-five, and poked McClenaghan in the eye - the same eye he had recently fractured.

When high fives go bad..


Posted by Veitchy on Sport on Friday, March 18, 2016

Fortunately, the short-form fast bowler shrugged it off, with his eye back to full capacity after being struck while batting against Pakistan, providing this nasty picture at the time.

The Black Caps are back in action against Pakistan on Wednesday morning.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 26 Feb 2017 10:02:40 Processing Time: 798ms