PHOTO: OUCH! Mitchell McClenaghan fractures eye socket as ball smashes through grille
McClenaghan retired hurt on 31 after featuring in a 73-run stand in 33 balls with Matt Henry.
Wellington: New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan on Monday fractured his eye socket after suffering a vicious blow during his side's ODI win over Pakistan.
The incident occurred when McClenaghan was batting against Anwar Ali whose quick delivery smashed through the grille of his helmet and hit the left eye.
The tailender was left prone on the ground for a few seconds before getting up to cheers from the crowd and making his way off the field with blood and bruising around the eye.
McClenaghan took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share the picture of his eye with his followers.
Thanks for all the concerns. Everything is as good as it can be just a few broken bones. Great win for the boys! pic.twitter.com/S9A2pZqETa
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) January 25, 2016
After McClenaghan was taken to the hospital, the team spokesman said doctors had confirmed a slight fracture to the eye socket and McClenaghan would undergo "minor surgery" in Auckland on Friday.
McClenaghan retired hurt on 31 after featuring in a 73-run stand in 33 balls with Matt Henry for the ninth wicket to help New Zealand get up to 280-8.
Pakistan in reply were all out for 210. The second game in the series is in Napier on Thursday.
(With Agency inputs)