England’s victory in the second Test against Pakistan turned sour when their star all-rounder Ben Stokes had to leave the field after suffering a calf injury on the fourth day of the match.
The all-rounder pulled up after bowling the second delivery of his sixth over and after being assessed by the physio was forced to leave the field. The English Team management soon confirmed that the allrounder will take no further part in the match. The Durham all-rounder is now set to undergo an MRI scan on Tuesday to assess the extent of the injury. A visibly frustrated Stokes was seen banging the dressing room door behind him after limping off.
The injury will be a big blow to Stokes who was making a comeback in this match after recovering from a knee injury. The 25-year-old has already missed two Tests, and a limited-overs series, against Sri Lanka this summer because of knee surgery.
Stokes was first injured at Headingley in May and after his operation and a period of rehabilitation he was able to make a comeback for this second match of the series.
Stokes bowled 25 overs and took two wickets in the first innings and scored 34 with the bat.
England are due to name their squad by the end of this week for the third Test and Stokes would hope that the injury is not serious and he gets included in the squad.
Meanwhile, England defeated Pakistan by 330 runs to level the four-match Test series 1-1. Chasing a huge target of 564 to win, the visitors once again failed with the bat and were dismissed for 234.
The third match of the series will be played from August 3 at Edgbaston.