Mills escapes serious injury
September 13, 2012 11:44:38 UK
Seam bowler Kyle Mills suffered concussion during New Zealand's win over India in Chennai, but should be fit for the World T20 Championship.
Mills was injured when he collided with man of the match Brendon McCullum.
When [team-mate] Rob Nicol put 'Millsy' into the recovery position straight away it was pretty scary. Ross Taylor
The pair were attempting a catch during the Black Caps' final-ball win, and Mills suffered concussion, bruises and grazing.
But the 31-year-old is expected to be available for the start of the World T20 event in Sri Lanka.
New Zealand open their bid for the trophy on September 21, when they face Bangladesh in Group D.
"You could just see it happening the whole way," captain Ross Taylor said.
"It was such a noisy crowd you couldn't hear yourself talking.
"When [team-mate] Rob Nicol put 'Millsy' into the recovery position straight away it was pretty scary."
Taylor was happy to secure the fourth win in four T20s against India, but warns that New Zealand have a tough task on their hands in Sri Lanka.
"Our main focus is on the first two games [Bangladesh and Pakistan] and getting through to the next round," he said.
"We are in the toughest pool. Our first game will be a tough one.
"But we have two warmups [against Australia and South Africa] and will continue to work on our combinations."
McCullum's 91 off 55 balls steered New Zealand to 167 for five, and bowler James Franklin was able to deny India the 13 runs they needed from their final over.
New Zealand are 1213.00 to win the World T20 Cup and are 1.90 to win Group D.
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