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Pakistan vs Australia: Big blow for hosts as an injured Imam-ul-Haq ruled out of second Test

Imam was injured in Dubai while fielding during the last day of the first Test, which was drawn.

Reported by: AP Dubai Published on: October 11, 2018 20:33 IST
Pakistan vs Australia 2018
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Imam in action against Australia during the 1st Test in Dubai.

Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq was ruled out of the second Test against Australia next week after breaking the little finger on his the left hand on Thursday.

Imam was injured in Dubai while fielding during the last day of the first Test, which was drawn.

The left-hander scored 76 and 48 in his fifth Test. He featured in a double century opening stand with Mohammad Hafeez in the first innings and took three catches.

A replacement wasn't immediately named, but Pakistan has the option to include Fakhar Zaman or promote Azhar Ali for the Abu Dhabi Test which begins on Tuesday.

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