Pakistan’s Babar Azam ruled out of England series with fractured wrist

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam will miss the rest of the two-Test series against England after suffering a fractured wrist at Lord’s on Friday.

The 23-year-old was at the crease on day two of the first Test when he was struck on the arm by a Ben Stokes delivery.

Babar was treated on the field for several minutes before being taken to hospital for a scan. It was soon confirmed he will miss the rest of the Lord’s Test, as well as the match at Headingley next week.

Catch up with the action from day two of the first Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's

Pakistan physio Cliff Deacon said: “We took him for a precautionary X-ray which unfortunately confirmed a fractured left wrist.

“It normally takes four to six weeks to heal so we will further assess him with further X-rays.”

Babar was one of the stars of day two as Pakistan strengthened their grasp on the Test. He top scored with 68 at stumps with his side 350-8, leading England by 166 runs.