Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad Fractures Skull in First Test

Ahmed Shehzad, who scored a career-best 176, suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a Corey Andeson bouncer just before lunch on Day 2.

Updated: November 10, 2014 20:40 IST
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Ahmed Shehzad scored a career-best 176.


Abu Dhabi: Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 before being rushed to hospital with a fractured skull as Pakistan's batsmen smashed New Zealand around the ground in the first Test on Monday. (Blog | Scorecard)

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq also hit dominant tons to put Pakistan in control on 566 for three declared. But Shehzad's injury briefly set alarm bells ringing. (Day 2 Report)

In the final over before lunch, Shehzad was hit on the side of the head trying to hook a short ball by New Zealand seamer Corey Anderson on the hard Abu Dhabi wicket.

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