A young cricket fan was sent to hospital after being hit by a cricket ball during the Black Caps match at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval on Sunday.
The 10-year-old girl was struck in the head by a six hit by Glenn Phillips in the T20 match against Bangladesh, the NZ Herald reports.
Catch the T20 World Cup Live on Kayo. Don’t Risk Missing All Your Teams’ Matches. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >
New Zealand Cricket said she was “lucid” and able to sit up when she was assessed by doctors at the ground. She had since been taken to hospital for further checks.
A Te Whatu Ora/Health NZ spokesperson said this morning that a 10 year-old girl was brought to Christchurch Hospital’s emergency department last night. She was checked over and sent home, the spokesperson said.
Phillips was immediately concerned about the spectator and could be seen looking into the audience after his six.
“There is a bit of concern for a spectator up on the hill there,” commentator Mark Richardson said at the time.
“That went very quickly.”
After completing the match, Phillips sprinted to the embankment to check on the girl.
Black Caps spin bowler Ish Sodhi said his teammate was concerned about her condition.
“We’ve seen it a few times now,” he said.
“It is so hard to manage, you almost have to have a barrier up in some certain areas where maybe children and people that are vulnerable can sit and be safer.
“GP hits the ball really hard. The young girl that was struck, thankfully at the moment is doing alright which is great to see. GP has obviously shown his concern out there and everyone else is inside so I think she’s in the best hands at the moment.”
New Zealand won the game by eight wickets after chasing down Bangladesh’s 8/137 in the 18th over.
This article originally appeared on the NZ Herald and was reproduced with permission