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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8th December: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Sharjah
PAK 138-4 beat AFG 137-8 by 6 wickets
11th December: 1st T20I, Dubai
PAK 146-7 beat SRI 145-5 by 3 wickets
13th December: 2nd T20I, Dubai
SRI 211-3 beat PAK 187 by 24 runs
18th December: 1st ODI, Sharjah
PAK 322-5 beat SRI 311 by 11 runs
20th December: 2nd ODI, Dubai
SRI 287-8 beat PAK 284-4 by 2 wickets
22nd December: 3rd ODI, Sharjah
PAK 326-5 beat SRI 213 by 113 runs
25th December: 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi
PAK beat SRI by 8 wickets
27th December: 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi
SRI 235-8 beat PAK 232 by 2 wickets
31st December-4th January: 1st Test, Abu Dhabi
SRI 204 & 480-5d. drew with PAK 383 & 158-2
8th-12th January: 2nd Test, Dubai
SRI 388 & 137-1 beat PAK 165 & 359 by 9 wickets
16th-20th January: 3rd Test, Sharjah
PAk 341 & 302-5 beat SRI 428-9d. & 214 by 5 wicket