Pak vs Aus: Pakistan suffer major blow ahead of Melbourne Test

Pak vs Aus :Fast bowler Khurram Shahzad undergoes MRI scan after complaining discomfort in his left side, says PCB

Pak vs Aus - Pakistan´s Khurram Shahzad bowls during day three of the first Test cricket match between Australia and Pakistan in Perth on December 16, 2023
Pakistan´s Khurram Shahzad bowls during day three of the first Test cricket match between Australia and Pakistan in Perth on December 16, 2023

Pak vs Aus : MELBOURNE: Pakistan faces a significant setback ahead of the second Test against Australia as fast bowler Khurram Shahzad sustains an injury, casting uncertainty over the team’s performance in the ongoing series.

In an announcement on Wednesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed that Khurram experienced discomfort in his left side during the first Test in Perth. “Following his complaint, after the Test match, Khurram underwent an MRI scan,” stated the PCB, noting that comprehensive details would be disclosed after the medical panel reviews the MRI reports.

The second Test is slated to unfold at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from December 26-30.

During the initial Test, the Green Shirts were dismissed for a mere 89 runs while pursuing a challenging 450-run target. Pakistan’s aspirations for their first Test win in Australia since 1995 were dashed by the home team’s formidable pace attack, swiftly concluding the game within four days.

Perth Test match results : In their pursuit of 450 for victory, the visitors capitulated with Lyon securing 2-18, Mitchell Starc performance while Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood clinched three wickets each.

Australia declared on the fourth day at 233-5 after Pakistan was dismissed for 271 in their first innings, responding to the hosts’ 487.

Remaining Matches Schedule:

  • 2nd Test: Australia vs Pakistan – December 26-30 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • 3rd Test: Australia vs Pakistan – January 3-7 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

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