Ankle injury restricts Gul in tour opener
by Cricket Archive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 10th January 2007
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul bowled just three overs Sunday on the
second day of the touring team's three-day match against the Rest of
Coach Bob Woolmer said Gul had been troubled by a "left ankle niggle"
and he had been given a limited workload as a precautionary measure.
Pakistan start the first of three Tests against South Africa at
Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq did not bat because of a chest
infection as his team, 401 for three overnight, made 485 for nine
"Because he wasn't feeling well, it was decided it would not be
sensible for him to go out and bat in the hot sun," said Woolmer. "But
he will probably be able to bat if we get a second knock."
Albie Morkel, a South African one-day international and brother of
recent Test debutant Morne, took five for 113 as the Pakistanis slipped
after a dominant first day batting performance in which openers
Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Farhat made centuries before retiring.
The Rest slumped to 84 for four before an unbroken partnership of 136
between captain Morne van Wyk and the left-handed Arno Jacobs enabled
them to reach 220 for four. Seamer Shahid Nazir and off-spinner Hafeez
took two wickets each.