Pakistan's Nawaz set to miss fourth New Zealand ODI

He picked up an injury in the third ODI in Karachi on Wednesday

By Web Desk
May 05, 2023
Muhammad Nawaz picked up a finger injury against NZ in the third ODI — PCB

Pakistani all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz will miss the fourth ODI against New Zealand at the National Stadium, Karachi, on Friday (today) due to a finger injury. 

Earlier, in third ODI of the series, Daryl Mitchell hit Nawaz down the ground. In an attempt to stop the ball, Nawaz got hit on his bowling fingers.

He was spotted while feeling the pain and got immediate treatment. He completed his over and then he was taken off the ground.

As shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Nawaz was taken to the hospital for an X-ray. 

It must be noted that Pakistan registered their first one-day international series win over New Zealand in 12 years with a hard-fought 26-run victory in the third match in Karachi on Wednesday.

Imam-ul-Haq scored a 107-ball 90 while Babar Azam made a 62-ball 54 for his 26th ODI half-century to guide Pakistan to 287-6 in their 50 overs.

Opener Tom Blundell hit 65 for New Zealand while debutant Cole McConchie struck an undefeated 45-ball 64 but the visitors were bowled out for 261 in 49.1 overs.

Pakistan, who won the first two matches by five and seven wickets respectively in Rawalpindi, took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Pakistan´s last ODI series win over New Zealand was in 2011 and since then they had lost six of the seven series, with one drawn.