Main South African batsman Hashim Amla is unlikely to take any further part in the 3rd Test against New Zealand after having emergency surgical treatment on his groin area.
The stylish batsman was in severe pain after being struck by a delivery from quick bowler Chris Martin on the initial day of the Test on Friday. He was able to bat on and progressed from 33 to 63 before he was dismissed by fast bowler Mark Gillespie and then rushed to hospital.
“Hashim Amla underwent crisis exploratory operation caused by blunt injury sustained to his groin part,” squad manager Mohammed Moosajee mentioned in a statement on Saturday.”He spent the night in hospital and was released this morning. The doctor is pleased with the final result and expects Hashim Amla to make a complete recovery.
“However, it is unlikely that he will be able to take further part in the present test match at the Basin Reserve.” Weather conditions disruptions limited play on the initial day to 42 overs and further rain late the start of the 2nd day for 4 hours with South Africa resuming at 136 for 2.