Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the series at 1-1 and they also ensured they broke a four-year losing streak of 12 consecutive one-day internationals against the Black Caps. But an incident involving Imam ul Haq and Lockie Fergusson could have turned bad had quick action not been taken. Coming round the wicket, Fergusson dug the ball in short which took off wildly to hit Imam ul Haq on the grille of the helmet. The batsman fell on the ground as he was hurt and was taken quickly for medical assistance.
The incident happened in the 13th over of the Pakistan innings. Once this happened, the team management originally said that the 22-year-old would undergo CT scans and be monitored for the next 48 hours. But later it was found that things are under control when PCB took to Twitter to give an update. “Imam-ul-Haq all scans clear. He joined the team and will remain under observation of Team Physio”.
Soon, Shoaib Malik also posted a picture along with the cricketer confirming that everything was under control and that Imam was okay.
Meanwhile, Shaheen Shah Afridi bagged the Man of the Match for his career-best figures of 4-38 while opener Fakhar Zaman hit a run-a-ball 88. The last ODI is slated to take place on November 11.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
New Zealand Squad
George Worker, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult