Daily Digest: Asad Shafiq leads Pakistan in the absence of Sarfraz Ahmed

Sport360 staff 10:46 19/10/2018
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Sarfraz Ahmed.

Sarfraz Ahmed.

Sarfraz Ahmed was unavailable for the fourth day of the Abu Dhabi Test against Australia after receiving a blow to the head.

Asad Shafiq led the team with Mohammad Rizwan keeping wickets. The Pakistan board announced that Sarfraz was sent to the hospital for check up.

Sarfraz was hit on the head by a bouncer from  Peter Siddle. The Australian camp had some fitness issues as well with Usman Khawaja injuring his knee and looking unlikely to bat again in the Test.

FOOTBALL

Ernesto Valverde's side are winless in four La Liga games.

Ernesto Valverde.

Julen Lopetegui’s Real Madrid have had some mediocre results in Spain and Europe. However, Real Madrid’s poor form has masked how terribly Barcelona are doing in the league.

Here are three reasons why the Catalans’ form is even more concerning than their arch-rivals’.

ALSO

Arturo Vidal.

Arturo Vidal.

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal was fined €800,000 fine for a nightclub fight last year.

A Munich court found the Chilean guilty of assault on a night out while he was a Bayern Munich player last season. More here.

TENNIS

Simona Halep.

Simona Halep.

World No1 Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week’s WTA Finals in Singapore because of a back injury.

The Romanian, who has a herniated disc, had hoped to be fit but is still experiencing pain and will be replaced in the field by Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.

More on it here.

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