Pakistan has been dealt a huge blow before the second Test against Australia: fast bowler Khurram Shahzad has been hurt, which could hurt the team’s chances of winning the series.
A statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said that Khurram had been having pain in his left side during the first Test in Perth.
The PCB said, “Following his complaint, Khurram was sent for an MRI scan after the Test match.” They added that more information would be shared after the medical panel looked over the MRI results.
The second Test is set to take place from December 26th to December 30th at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The Green Shirts were out for only 89 runs in the first Test as they tried to reach a 450-run goal.
Pakistan’s unlikely attempt to get their first Test win in Australia since 1995 was destroyed by the home team’s strong pace attack, which ended the game quickly in just four days.
In need of 450 to win, the guests gave up easily, and Lyon claimed 2-18. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood each got three wickets as well.
Pakistan was out for 271 in their first innings, which was in response to Australia’s 487. Australia declared on the fourth day with a score of 233-5.
Schedule of the final games
The second test between Australia and Pakistan will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from December 26th to December 30th.
Australia vs. Pakistan on January 3–7 in the third test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).