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Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England & Wales - Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz ruled out of due to injury

Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm pacer, has been ruled out of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after he sustained an ankle injury during the encounter against India in Edgbaston.
Champions Trophy 2017
Wahab sustained the injury in the 46th over of the Indian innings. After being hit for three fours and a six by Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, the left-armer tumbled awkwardly on his followthrough in the fifth ball and immediately felt his right leg. He could not complete the over and he ended with poor figures of 8.4-0-87-0.
This was the 4th time that Wahab had conceded over 80 runs in an ODI innings, the second most by a bowler behind Lasith Malinga. However, this was the most expensive figures in the history of the Champions Trophy tournament. Wahab’s injury summed up a horror day for Pakistan as they lost the match by 124 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method. This was Pakistan’s second loss in the tournament and it extended their poor run in ICC tournaments to 13-2.

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