The past two years in the pandemic have taken a big toll on sportspersons’ mental as well as physical health. There have been many instances recently where players have found it hard to cope up with the pressure situation during matches and have collapsed midway. The same happened during the ICC Women’s World Cup game between West Indies and Bangladesh.
West Indies all-rounder Shamilia Connell was seen in extreme pain while fielding at the midwicket region during the game. She collapsed on the field in the 47th over of Bangladesh’s chase on Friday. She was seen clutching her stomach while she fell to the ground. Connell was surrounded by her teammates in no time and was able to get up with some help. However, she had to be assisted out of the ground in a mini ambulance.
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Undoubtedly, it was one of those sights in cricket that people don’t like to see. However, the all-rounder is fine as her test results came clear and she was discharged from the hospital. The Cricket West Indies informed that Connell was taken to the hospital as a precaution and all her tests returned clear results. She was discharged the same evening.
“The bowler is now resting comfortably, under the care and supervision of the CWI Medical Team. She is in good spirits and thankful for all the well wishes,” CWI in a statement said.
West Indies clinch low-scoring thriller
Coming to the game, it was a great performance from Stafanie Taylor and Co. as West Indies managed to win the game by a bare margin of four runs. After being put in to bat first, West Indies could only manage 140/9 from their quota of 50 overs. Shemaine Campbelle was the highest scorer for Windies with her fighting half-century (53* off 107). With wickets tumbling at the other end, Campbelle kept her composure and played brilliant innings.
Bangladesh also faltered in their chase as they kept losing wickets. A few batters showed some fight but that was not enough against a roaring trio of Hayley Mattews, Afy Fletcher, and Stefanie Taylor. While Matthews sent back four of the Bangladeshi batters, Taylor and Fletcher shared the rest six wickets with both getting three wickets.