England v Pakistan: Babar Azam to miss rest of series with broken wrist

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Azam went down after being hit on the wrist off the bowling of England’s Ben Stokes

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has been ruled out of the rest of the two-match series in England after breaking a wrist on day two of the first Test.

Babar, 23, top-scored with 68 to help the tourists to 350-8, a lead of 166.

But he had to retire hurt before the close of play at Lord’s after being struck on the left wrist by a delivery from England’s Ben Stokes.

“An X-ray unfortunately confirmed a fractured left wrist,” said Pakistan physiotherapist Cliff Deacon.

“Normally with these sort of fractures, recovery varies between four to six weeks.”

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