CHENNAI (Web Desk) – Injured Pakistan opener Javeria Khan will not be able to play any match in India after being struck on the jaw while batting in her side’s World Twenty20 defeat to the West Indies.According to ESPNCricinfo, Javeria has fractured her right thumb as she was struck by a bouncer from pacer Shamilia Connell in the first over of the chase. The ball struck her on the thumb before deflecting onto her neck beneath her ear.Later, she was stretchered off the pitch before being taken to the nearby Apollo Hospital.
The rest of the team will fly to Delhi on Thursday. Javeria was kept under observation as per the hospital’s procedures and later left for Pakistan soon after being discharged from the hospital.West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said the incident affected her players, and Connell in particular, until it became clear Khan was not in serious danger.
Pakistan captain Sana Mir said: “This is the first time the team has experienced something like this. “It is very difficult to deal with such situations as a team-mate, but I am proud of the girls for the way they kept cool and fought on right till the end.”Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed’s brilliant bowling performance (3/25) helped the West Indies Women edge Pakistan Women by a slender margin of four runs in a World T20 clash in Chennai .
The West Indies, during the match on Wednesday, were sent into bat after losing toss and restricted to 103/8. But in reply, Pakistan could only manage 99/5 in a Group B match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.After Javeria’s injury, Sidra Ameen (20) and Bismah Maroof (22) steadied the innings with a 40-run stand. But the tide decisively turned towards the West Indies after Anisa landed three quick blows.
Muneeba Ali (15), Sana Mir (18) and Asmavia Iqbal (19) all chipped in to keep Pakistan in the hunt.They needed 12 runs in the last over but could manage only 8. Their next game is scheduled for Saturday, against India in Delhi.