Shadab Khan Injury: In a massive setback, Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the remaining South Africa vs Pakistan white-ball series due to an injury. Both the teams will be locking horns in the final SA vs PAK ODI match on April 7 in Centurion. After the final ODI match, South Africa is scheduled to face Pakistan in a four-match T20I series starting with 1st T20I match on April 10 in Johannesburg.
Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan injured his left toe while batting in the second ODI match on Sunday where the hosts registered a superb 17-run win. It has been confirmed that the leg-spinner has sustained an intra articular communicated fracture for which he will now have to undergo a four-week rehab. Shadab will atleast need 4-6 weeks to recover from the injury and thus, he will also miss the Zimbabwe tour.
“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,” the PCB stated in a release.
The host South African team levelled the three-match ODI series with a brilliant 17-run win in the second match. Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman slammed a monstrous innings of 193 runs off 155 balls that included 18 fours and 10 sixes, however, unfortunately, he failed to take his team over the line. However, South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock has faced huge criticism over Fakhar’s controversial run-out. In a fascinating incident on Sunday, de Kock cunningly distracted Fakhar while he was taking a run and the foul distraction saw the Pakistani opener missing a well-deserved double hundred by just 7 runs. Both the teams will now fight out in the series decider on April 7 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
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