Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad suffered a neck injury during their second T20 against West Indies in a four-match series in Port of Spain on Thursday. He showed signs of concussion and was taken off the feld in a stretcher.
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The incident happened on the last ball of the fourth over being bowled by Sohail Tanvir. Shehzad, while trying to stop a single by Marlon Samuels, collided with the other West Indies batsman at the crease - Chadwick Walton. Shehzad’s neck hit Walton’s pads and he fell to the ground. He was carried off in an ambulance off the field.
“Initially, [Shehzad] showed concussion signs and pain within the neck,” Shane Hayes, Pakistan’s physiotherapist, told ESPNcricinfo.
The injured player was “removed from play and sent to hospital for further investigations” via an ambulance, Hayes added.
In the match, Shadab Khan gave another match-winning bowling performance and Hasan Ali held his nerve for Pakistan to sneak a three-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20 International on Thursday.
Set a relatively modest target of 133 to level the series following a six-wicket defeat in the opening match in Barbados, the hosts were restricted to 129 for eight to suffer their fifth consecutive T20 loss to the visitors.
Pakistan now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead ahead of the final two matches at the weekend back at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
In the wake of an impressive senior international debut at Kensington Oval, Shadab snared four for 14 with his mesmerising mixture of leg-breaks and googlies to stymie the West Indies quest.
His most important strike came on the last delivery of his four-over allotment when he had Marlon Samuels caught at the wicket for a top score of 44.