PRETORIA (Dunya News) – Shadab Khan has been ruled out from further participation on the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours after suffering a left toe injury while batting during the second One-Day International that has sidelined him for up to four weeks.
X-rays conducted following the match revealed an “intra articular communicated fracture” though there is neither any displacement nor angulation. The injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a four-week rehab.
Pakistan had lost the 2nd ODI by 17 runs. Fakhar Zaman played a once-in-a-lifetime knock but the Green Shirts failed to win the match at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday (yesterday).
Pakistan seemed to have no chance when they slumped to 205 for seven in the 38th over in reply to South Africa s 341 for six at the Wanderers Stadium. But Fakhar’s assault took them to 324 for nine.
With only his team s bowlers to keep him company, the left-handed Fakhar, who was on 97 when Faheem Ashraf was the seventh man out, went on all-out attack.
In all, he hit 18 fours and ten sixes in a 155-ball innings before being run out in the last over by a direct hit from long-off as he was trying for a second run.
With wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock seemingly gesturing for Aiden Markram to throw to the bowler’s end, Fakhar slowed down and was surprised when the ball hit the stumps at the batsman’s end when he was a metre or more short, ending his bold counter-attack.