Shoaib Malik suffers delayed concussion vs New Zealand

Updated: 17 January, 2018 09:39 IST | PA Sport | Hamilton

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik showed signs of delayed concussion after being hit on the head by the ball during yesterday's one-day international with New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced

Pakistan's Shoaib Malik falls to the ground after being hit in the head as the ball was returned to New Zealand's wicketkeeper Tom Latham (R) during the fourth one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 16, 2018. Pic/AFP
Pakistan's Shoaib Malik falls to the ground after being hit in the head as the ball was returned to New Zealand's wicketkeeper Tom Latham (R) during the fourth one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 16, 2018. Pic/AFP

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik showed signs of delayed concussion after being hit on the head by the ball during yesterday's one-day international with New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced. Malik, who was not wearing a helmet, was struck on the back of the head by a fielder's throw as he returned to his crease after advancing down the pitch for an attempted single.

Pakistan team physiotherapist Vib Singh said in a statement: "While trying to take a run Shoaib Malik was hit on his head with a wayward throw. Shoaib was assessed on field by match doctor and myself. He did not have any symptoms of a concussion and was able to carry on playing. After getting out he was reassessed and was showing delayed concussion signs. He is doing well and is resting."

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur also admitted Pakistan had felt the absence of the veteran all-rounder after slumping to a five-wicket defeat in Hamilton. He added: "With Malik out, he gave us 10 overs of off-spin which was very, very needed for us out there. We could have taken pace off with a lot more overs." Pakistan trail 4-0 in the five-match ODI series.

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First Published: 17 January, 2018 09:36 IST

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