Pakistan’s opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq could not make a big contribution in ODI cricket’s return to Karachi during the clash against Sri Lanka as he was dismissed for 31 by leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. Apart from his batting, Imam suffered a hindrance in the field during Sri Lanka’s chase of the mammoth target of 306.
Imam sustained a cut in the webbing of his right hand while fielding, which eventually ruled him out of further cricket action in the remainder of the match. He had to be substituted off the field to get medical treatment.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) later revealed that the cut was not deep enough to require stitches and Imam was available for selection for the final ODI on Wednesday. If Imam’s fitness remains doubtful, he is likely to be replaced with opening batsman Abid Ali.