Azhar Ali fit to play the Test match: PCB
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) medical board cleared the batsman Azhar Ali to play the firth day of the first Test match against England, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PCB medical Board termed Azhar Ali medically fit to play the match.
Azhar Ali was hit on the tip of his right index finger in the fifth over of the second innings on Sunday and left the field for further medical treatment.
“The right-handed batter is fit to bat,” the PCB said in an update.
The visitors made a bold decision Sunday when they declared and set a target of 343 in four sessions for Pakistan to win the first Test.
However, Pakistan lost Abdullah Shafique (six) and skipper Babar Azam (four) in their second innings before Imam-ul-Haq (43) and Saud Shakeel (24) ended day four at the crease on 80-2.
Liam Livingstone rules out of England series
All-rounder Liam Livingstone has been ruled out of the rest of England’s tour of Pakistan with a knee injury, the team’s management said on Monday.
The 29-year-old made his Test debut on Thursday in the ongoing first Test in Rawalpindi, scoring nine and seven not out in England’s two innings.
But he jarred his knee while fielding on day two and did not bowl in Pakistan’s first innings.
Livingstone also missed the T20 series against Pakistan a few months ago after suffering an ankle injury.