Published On: Fri, Jun 26th, 2015

Wahab Riaz ruled out of 2nd Test due to fractured hand

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COLOMBO: Pakistan’s fiery pace-man Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri-Lanka due to a hairline fracture in his left-hand on the first day.

The 29 year-old Wahab, who played an important role in Pakistan’s first ever Test victory against Sri-Lanka on their home soil since 2009 in the first Test match at Galle. He was hit by a bouncer from Dushmantha Chameera while batting on the first day of second Test at Colombo, on the same day he bowled nine overs with discomfort and when the day was over he was taken to the hospital for a X-ray.

While talking to the media, Pakistan team manager Naveed Cheema said, ‘Wahab underwent X-rays after play on Thursday and they showed a hairline fracture on his left-hand, he can’t play for at least two weeks.’

Pakistan had a devastating first day as captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first, but the team managed to just score a total of 138 runs in their first innings. Now in the absence of Wahab Riaz the burden will be shared by Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar.

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