Pakistan may need received the second ODI at a canter in opposition to New Zealand to level the three-match series 1-1 however their win on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday evening however their victory was overshadowed by a worrying damage to opener Imam-ul-Haq. The left-hander was attended to on the bottom after which taken to hospital after being hit on the pinnacle by a ferocious bouncer from Lockie Ferguson. Fortunately, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that scans had proven that the participant had suffered no injury.
During Pakistan’s chase of 210, Imam was batting on 16 when he was compelled to retire after a brief supply from quick bowler Ferguson hit the grille of his helmet, making him dizzy earlier than he fell to the bottom.
— Ramiz Ahmed Patel (@ramizrap1) November 9, 2018
Team administration initially stated that the 22-year-old would bear CT scans and be monitored for the subsequent 48 hours.
But PCB later stated that “Imam-ul-Haq all scans clear. He joined the team and will remain under observation of Team Physio”.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 9, 2018
Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik additionally allayed fears of a critical damage by posting an image with Imam-ul-Haq.
— Shoaib Malik(@realshoaibmalik) November 9, 2018
On the sector, younger quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi recorded his profession finest bowling figures of 4-38 whereas opener Fakhar Zaman hit a run-a-ball 88 for his seventh fifty to assist Pakistan to a series-levelling victory.
With the win Pakistan broke a four-year shedding streak of 12 consecutive one-day internationals in opposition to the Black Caps, beginning with a 3-2 defeat within the UAE in 2014.
The last ODI match of the sequence shall be performed in Dubai on Sunday.
(With AFP Inputs)