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Pakistan vs Australia 2018: Mohammad Rizwan to Keep in Place of Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan vs Australia 2018
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18: Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan receives treatment after being struck by a short delivery during day three of the Second Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed stadium on October 18, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s stand-in wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan will take up with the wicketkeeping gloves in place of Sarfraz Ahmed. The Pakistan skipper was hit on the head on Day three of the ongoing second Test match against Australia. Therefore, Sarfraz has gone to the hospital to see a doctor. Hence, Azhar Ali might take up the captaincy reins for the day four of the second Test match.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is in a dominating position as they currently lead by 491 runs. Australia is 47-1 and needs a stupendous effort to get close to the target. On the other hand, Sarfraz Ahmed was able to let his bat do the talking.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan vs Australia 2018

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Getty Images

Sarfraz Ahmed was hit on the head by a short delivery.

The right-hander scored a fine 94 in the first innings to help his team post a competitive score of 282. Pakistan had their backs against the wall in the first dig as they were tottering at 77-5 after the first session of the Test match.

However, debutant Fakhar Zaman and Sarfraz Ahmed were able to rescue their team out of the troubled waters. Furthermore, Pakistan was able to come up with a fine performance in the bowling innings. The hosts were able to skittle out the visitors for a paltry score of 145.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan vs Australia 2018

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan receives treatment. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Mohammad Abbas was the chief destroyer of the Australian innings as the fast bowler took a five-wicket haul. Pakistan was able to put their noses in front after a fine batting performance in the second innings.

Sarfraz Ahmed once again scored 81 to take his team’s lead to 538 runs. Babar Azam scored a good knock of 99 but was unfortunate to miss out on the three-digit mark.

A Pakistan journalist took to Twitter to share the news. His post read as, “Mohammad Rizwan will keep the wickets today as Sarfraz has gone to hospital to see the doctor as he was hit on his head yesterday.


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