Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Bulawayo August 21, 2011

Meth suffers unfortunate mouth injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe seamer Keegan Meth has suffered a laceration to the lower lip and lost four upper row teeth following a ghastly incident at the end of the Bangladesh innings in the final ODI in Bulawayo.

Meth, who bowled the final over of the Bangladesh innings, was hit in the mouth by Nasir Hossain's full-blooded straight shot off the last ball. He went down immediately in pain, and had to be stretchered off the field with a bloodied face. Meth played no further part in the game as Zimbabwe lost by 93 runs, conceding Bangladesh a second consolation win after having sealed the series with three straight victories.

Meth was treated by the doctor on call at the ground, before he had his lower lip sutured at a nearby hospital. He was able to join his team-mates during the chase and also took part in the celebrations following the series win. The extent of damage to his jaws and mouth can only be ascertained following the dentist's report and an X-ray examination.

"Due to the extent of the injury we had to rush him [Meth] to the hospital," the team physio Amato Machikicho said. "He will have to go for X-rays tomorrow to establish the nature of the dental injury. He will require some orthodentistry for the four teeth and any other possible injuries that might have ensued from the impact."

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  • Dummy4 on August 24, 2011, 22:55 GMT

    @cricketfanatic01 clearly dsnt no wt cricket is..idiotic batting?seriously?u rly thin nasir went fr meth and nt da boundry?ur comment says enuf abt u! nyhu fr meth hope he recovers soon In shaa Allah! wa hpnd ws totaly unintentional!

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    get well soon brother !!!

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    My very best wishes for Meth to come round the soonest.

  • Fazle on August 22, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    This is purly reckless and IDIOTIC batting, I mean the batsman should atleast be fined or something. Bangladesh is lucky to be called a test nation because it has a very low level of standard and is only there so that the big teams can pound, crush, and defeat them. Even Zimbabwe is Humiliating Bangladesh with a series defeat, I just hope Meth is alright and wish that he gets well quickly enough for Pakistan.

  • Albert on August 22, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    First time I thought - its bad luck for Nasir - he couldn't get FOUR. But when I watched replay with front Camera -we felt very sorrow. This is an accident.. We, all Bangladeshi, are sorry for it. Wish to GOD for Meth's quick cure & quick return to Int. game. Meth you played good - GOD bless you....

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2011, 8:28 GMT

    we wish you all the best, everyone from bangladesh are worried about your health, get well soon

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    That was very very sad incident, we are very sorry for this unwilling situation, Keegan Meth is a worrior and warriors are always victorious. I pray that u will get well soon

  • Monirul on August 22, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    best of luck for Meth. Hope he will recover very soon...

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    The way he got injured was really pathetic.Sympathy to Meth from Bangladesh. Hope he recover soon.

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