Wellington: Hashim Amla, is "unlikely" to bat again or field in the third Test between South Africa and New Zealand after undergoing surgery to his groin. Amla was hit off the inside edge by Chris Martin when he was on 33 and received treatment on the field but continued batting for more than an hour, until he was dismissed for 63.
"Hashim underwent emergency exploratory surgery resulting from blunt trauma sustained to his groin region," Mohammed Moosajee, South African team manager said. "The surgeon is satisfied with the outcome and expects Hashim to make a full recovery."
However, it is unlikely that he will be able to take further part in the current Test at the Basin Reserve." Amla spent the night at a Wellington hospital and was discharged this morning.