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Shahadat got Injured in right Knee

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:13 GMT, May 6, 2015 |
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Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain could be unavailable to bowl for the remainder of the Mirpur Test against Pakistan after twisting his right knee during the lunch break on the first day. Shahadat had been off the field for the large part of the first session after falling over in his follow through and hurting the same knee while bowling the first delivery of the match. He bowled another ball before limping off the field.

Shahadat returned to the field in the 17th over and later took a catch at deep midwicket to dismiss Sami Aslam. He would have been allowed to bowl in the second session, but while bowling some practice deliveries during the lunch break he fell over and had to be stretchered off.

While he is unlikely to bowl again in the Test, Shahadat could bat. Mushfiqur Rahim used Soumya Sarkar to complete Shahadat’s opening over and Sarkar bowled 5.4 overs in the first session. If Shahadat is unable to bowl, Bangladesh will have only one fast bowler and three spinners to try and take 20 Pakistan wickets. He had only played this match because of an injury to Rubel Hossain, who was part of the XI for the Khulna Test.