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CSA provides positive update on George Linde X-ray: 'No fracture'

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Proteas spinner George Linde bowls against Pakistan (PCB media)
Proteas spinner George Linde bowls against Pakistan (PCB media)
Pakistan Cricket Board

No fracture was detected after Proteas spinner George Linde underwent an X-ray on his finger on Thursday.

Linde took a blow to his bowling hand after Pakistan captain Babar Azam clobbered the ball straight back to the spinner on Day 1 of the second Test in Rawalpindi.

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Linde left the field and was sent for an X-ray, but the immediate news appeared to be positive.

"No fracture reported on X-ray. Laceration was sutured and protective strapping applied. The medical team will assess how he manages aspects of play from this point onwards," a statement from CSA read.

Pakistan were 145-3 at the close of play on Day 1 after rain washed out the final session.

Teams:

Pakistan:

Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi 

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (captain), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, George Linde 

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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