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India vs England: Sam Billings sprains collar bone joint while fielding at boundary in 1st ODI in Pune


England batsman Sam Billings was hurt when he dived close to the boundary rope to save a shot off Shikhar Dhawan in the 33rd over of Team India’s innings.

England batsman Sam Billings on Tuesday

England batsman Sam Billings on Tuesday. (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sam Billings has sprained his collar bone joint: England team’s spokesperson said
  • It’s sore, he’s currently receiving treatment and we are hopeful he will be able to bat later, he added
  • Billings was hurt when he dived close to the ropes to save a shot off Shikhar Dhawan

England batsman Sam Billings on Tuesday suffered a collar bone joint sprain while diving to field the ball at the boundary in the first ODI in Pune.

Billings was hurt when he dived close to the ropes to save a shot off Shikhar Dhawan. Immediately after the dive, he seemed to be in pain and held his shoulder until the physio came in and the batsman was taken off the field.

England team management confirmed the injury later in the evening and said that they were hopeful that he may be able to come out and bat later in the day if needed.

“Sam Billings has sprained his collar bone joint. It’s not related to the previous shoulder injury he suffered in 2019. It’s sore, he’s currently receiving treatment and we are hopeful he will be able to bat later,” England team’s spokesperson said in a statement.

The incident took place in the 33rd over, when Dhawan pulled the ball towards the deep square boundary. Billings charged to his right and tried to keep it inside the ropes but his foot came in contact with the boundary while he was flicking the ball back in.



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