Finger Fracture Ends Akmal's Series

Adnan Akmal
Adnan Akmal will play no further part in the Test series against Pakistan
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Pakistan wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal will play no further part in the Test series against Sri Lanka after fracturing a finger on day three of the ongoing first Test in Abu Dhabi.

He fractured the index finger on his left hand when taking the catch to dismiss Kaushal Silva from the last ball of the day.

He will be replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed in time for the second Test in Dubai which begins on Wednesday 8th January.

Younus Khan took over the gloves on day four in Abu Dhabi.

Adnan, the younger brother of Kamran and Umar, has now played 21 Tests and has scored three half-centuries.

Sarfraz, meanwhile, has played four Tests, most recently against South Africa at Centurion Park in February 2013, and has scored just 89 runs at an average of 11.12.

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