VIDEO: Knocked for six! Cricket fan is clobbered on the head as Kiwi openers punish lacklustre England
11:45 GMT, 7 March 2013
12:16 GMT, 7 March 2013
Just one six was hit on the second day of the first Test between New Zealand and England and Dunedin – but one poor lad wore it right on his temple.
Having skittled England out for a pitiful 167, Kiwi openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton had seen off the new ball and were just settling into their stride when Monty Panesar was brought into the attack by Alastair Cook.
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Clean hit: Hamish Rutherford launches Monty Panesar towards the long on boundary
But while the watching public were waiting to see if the spinner could extract any turn from a decent pitch, one unlucky punter took his eye off the ball as the left-handed Rutherford sent the ball sailing over the long-on rope.
The ball clattered into the unsuspecting spectator's head but don't worry, he's OK, and he'll have it all on tape to look back on – once the swelling has gone down, of course.
Unsuspecting: The fan is seen chatting to friends just before the ball hits him
Stinger: The fan is in pain, but he's OK
VIDEO: Watch fan get hit on the head by Hamish Rutherford six
Stumped! Cricket ball hits fan on the head
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