Babar out of England series

Pakistan suffered a setback after dominating the second day's play in the first Test against England at Lord's, yesterday, when in-form batsman Babar Azam was ruled out of the rest of their tour with a fractured forearm.

Babar remained top scorer with 68 not out for Pakistan in their first innings.

He was retired hurt before the close after being struck a painful blow by England pace Ben Stokes.

Babar was taken to a hospital for a scan which confirmed a fracture that will sideline him for at least six weeks.

He will not be able to play the second and final Test of a two-match series at Headingly.

Source: Radio Pakistan