McClenaghan likely to miss rest of ODI series

New Zealand

New Zealand will most likely be without fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan for the rest of the ODI series against Pakistan after he was struck above the left eye by a delivery in the first game.

McClenaghan was hit with the second-last ball of the 50th over, bowled by paceman Anwar Ali, and immediately retired hurt and did not bowl in the second innings of the match

Further tests revealed a hairline fracture with the left-arm bowler to have surgery to repair the damage on 29 January in Auckland.

The 29 year-old will now miss the last two matches, in Napier on Thursday and in Auckland on Sunday, of the three-match series.

Despite the absence of McClenaghan in the field, the Black Caps still beat the Asian tourists by 70 runs in Wellington on Tuesday to take a one-nil lead in the series.

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