Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq Escapes Severe Damage After Painful Blow

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Imam-ul-Haq needed to retire damage after a ball by Mark Wooden hit him on the elbow.

Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq suffered a pre-World Cup damage scare after being struck by England paceman Mark Wooden on Friday however scans confirmed he didn’t undergo any damaged bones. The 23-year-old left-handed opener needed to retire damage after a ball by Wooden hit him on the elbow. The incident came about within the penultimate match of the five-game collection at Trent Bridge, when Imam missed an supposed pull off an 89 mile-per-hour (143 kilometres-per-hour) supply from the Durham paceman.

Imam, contemporary from his career-best 151 within the third ODI at Bristol on Tuesday, fell to the bottom and winced on the turf in agony.

Imam, the nephew of Pakistan nice and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq acquired a number of minutes’ therapy earlier than retiring damage on three not out, with the vacationers then 9 with out loss within the fourth over.

He was taken to hospital however a Pakistan crew spokesman advised AFP that scans confirmed there have been no damaged bones, with swelling on his left arm the complete extent of the damage.

World Cup hosts and event favourites England lead the five-match collection 2-0.