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Watch: Fakhar Zaman drags-on, snaps his own middle stump clean in two in Tom Curran’s opening over

Watch: Fakhar Zaman Drags-On, Snaps His Own Off-Stump Clean In Two In Tom Curran's Opening Over
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Fakhar Zaman snapped his own middle stump clean in two after dragging Tom Curran’s second delivery of the match onto his wicket in the Pakistan Super League.

Fortunes turned for Fakhar, who hit a sublime 96 off 45-balls the day yesterday in the PSL, when he played a part in the destruction of his own stumps just 24 hours later. Having reached 36 from 22 balls in the eighth over, a single from Curran’s first delivery put him on strike against the right-arm seamer.

Sent down a short of a length ball to negotiate, Fakhar attempted to pull it into the leg side – looking to clear the fences. Instead, he got a thick under-edge on the delivery, which ricocheted onto his stumps. As he turned around to survey the damage, the zing bails flashing on the floor, the top three-quarters of his middle stump was lying alongside them.


Having clattered into the pole, the power on the shot and Curran’s pace had been enough to bend it back from its base, leaving the two on either side still standing.

Curran wheeled away in celebration of the wicket, arms outstretched as his teammates congratulated him. Fakhar slowly walked off the field, clearly annoyed with himself for the dismissal.

The wicket didn’t stop Lahore Qalandars’ acceleration, however, a 24-ball 45 from Abdullah Shafique and a ten-ball 24-run cameo from Sikandar Raza seeing them to the 200 mark. Curran finished as the pick of the bowlers, picking up the wickets of Shaffique and Sam Billings to finish with figures of 3-34.

Watch: Fakhar Zaman drags-on, snaps his own middle stump clean in two in Tom Curran’s opening over below

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