T20 World Cup: New Zealand's Devon Conway out of final after punching bat

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There are many ways you can be eliminated from a World Cup final.

After breaking his bat, Devon Conway of New Zealand will not be able to play against Australia in Sunday's T20 World Cup showpiece.

After being dismissed by the Black Caps in Wednesday's semi-final victory over England, he hit his bat in frustration and inflicted the injury.

Scans have shown that the 30-year old broke his fifth metacarpal in right hand.

Gary Stead, coach, said that he was "absolutely devastated" to have his son ruled out at this point.

"He is very sorry for himself and feels like he has let down the team. We are sure we will miss him.

"It appeared to be a fairly innocuous reactionary event on the field, but it clearly caught the bat between the glove padding. While it wasn't the smartest thing that he's done, there was certainly a element of bad luck in the injury."

Conway, who had been wicketkeeper in New Zealand's five previous games, was stumped by Liam Livingstone for 46. His side then needed 72 balls from 38 balls.

In the World Cup, he scored 129 runs over six innings. His average run rate was 32.25.

He will also be missing the two-Test series that began in India on 25 November.