Mushfiqur under observation for hand injury

Mushfiqur Rahim had to retire hurt after a hamstring pull BCB

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim will remain under observation for another 48 hours after no fracture was found in the x-ray he had before play on the third day of the first Test in Wellington.

Mushfiqur was taken to hospital after he hurt his right thumb and left index finger while batting on the second day, when he made 159. According to BCB media manager Rabeed Imam, the team physio Dean Conway had said Mushfiqur did not have any "obvious" fracture, but because he still was in pain his movement would remain restricted.

"He will bat in the second innings if the need arises," said Rabeed, who did not confirm whether Mushfiqur would keep wickets. In Mushfiqur's absence, Imrul Kayes has taken over the gloves and took two catches on the second day.

The hand injury is Mushfiqur's second injury on the tour of New Zealand. He had suffered a hamstring injury during the first ODI in Christchurch and missed two ODIs and three T20Is that followed.