Pakistan' Babaz Azam Ruled out of the England Series With Broken Arm

Published - 26 May 2018, 12:52 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 12:19 AM

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Babar Azam of Pakistan takes a blow to the elbow as he walks off injured during day two of the 1st Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Pakistan suffered a setback after dominating the second day’s play in the first Test against England at Lord’s when in-form batsman Babar Azam bowed out of the rest of their tour with a fractured forearm.

Meanwhile, Babar top-scored with 68 runs as Pakistan lead by 166 runs after finishing the day on 350 for 8. Previously, they bowled out the host for a modest total of 184 runs. Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas were spectacular with the ball sharing eight wickets among each other.

Babar’s 13th Test seemed unlucky for him as he walked out in the middle of a brilliant inning. However, he received sympathetic applause from a large crowd as he walked off after several minutes of on-field treatment.

Later, he was taken to the hospital for a fracture which confirmed that he will be on the sidelines for atleast six weeks. He is now highly unlikely to play any further part at Lord’s and will miss the second and final Test of a two-match series at Headingley that starts a week on Friday.

(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Ruled out for six weeks

Team physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon gave detailed information of the injury on Pakistan Cricket Board’s media Twitter page.

The fracture’s in the forearm, one of the two bones in the forearm called the ulna. It is pretty much just above the wrist of his forearm, which is why he couldn’t hold his bat properly,” the report said.

Normally with these sort of fractures (the length of recovery) varies between four to six weeks,” it added.

Meanwhile, PCB added it had no intention to add a replacement batsman to the tour squad.

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