PAK vs ENG: PCB updates on Azhar Ali’s injury

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official on Friday provided an update regarding veteran batter Azhar Ali’s injury scare during the post-match press conference after the conclusion of Day 4 of the ongoing Rawalpindi Test.

According to the PCB spokesperson, Azhar will undergo an X-Ray at a local hospital here as a precautionary method to examine a likely injury that the former sustained on the fourth day of the Rawalpindi Test.

“Azhar Ali’s finger is injured. He is being taken for the x-rays,” shared the PCB media manager.

“If there is any more information, we will share it,” he added.

Ollie Robinson’s short ball struck Azhar hard and hurt his index finger. The physio treated the right-handed batter on the field, but he made the decision to return to the pavilion.

It is pertinent to mention that the fiery England side turned the dull Rawalpindi Test into an enthralling contest as they put Pakistan to bat again on the same day and took wickets to put the home team under pressure.

Pakistan, however, are perfectly positioned to win the first Test as they require 263 runs on the final day to take a lead in the three-match series.

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