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Cricket: Pakistan captain Babar ruled out of second New Zealand test

Cricket: Pakistan captain Babar ruled out of second New Zealand test

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Second Test - England v Pakistan - Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - Aug 14, 2020 Pakistan's Babar Azam in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Photo: Stu Forster/Pool via REUTERS)

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been ruled out of the second and final test against New Zealand in Christchurch after failing to recover sufficiently from a right thumb fracture, the country's cricket board said on Saturday (Jan 2).

Babar, 26, sustained the injury during a practice session in Queenstown and has now missed the three-match Twenty20 series and the two tests.

Mohammad Rizwan will continue to lead the touring side, who lost the opening test in Mount Maunganui by 101 runs.

Source: Reuters/kv

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