Umpire Aleem Dar’s record-breaking Test appearances took a turn on Saturday night when he collided with New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner and required medical assistance.
Dar, who is umpiring his 129th Test, was attempting to get out of the way of a run-out attempt and ran into Santner, who was rushing in to back up the throw at the bowler’s end.
The 51-year-old appeared to clash knees with Santner, going to ground and requiring physio treatment and a compression bandage before continuing.
It was an eventful day three for the Pakistani umpire, who had the crowd on side when he caught Matthew Wade’s wide-brimmed hat after it had been tossed at him frisbee style.
He was later criticised for his indecision before eventually dismissing Colin de Grandhomme.
The decision was reviewed, but there was insufficient evidence to overturn Dar’s verdict.