A depleted Zimbabwe suffered a further blow when Kyle Jarvis, their senior seamer, injured his bowling hand while attempting a catch during Pakistan's innings in the opening game of the T20I tri-series in Harare.
The injury occured in the 14th over of the innings, when Fakhar Zaman hoicked a delivery from Ryan Burl into the leg side. Sprinting around the boundary from wide long-on, Jarvis dived to his right attempting to hold onto a low catch. The difficult chance was spilled, and it was immediately apparent that Jarvis had suffered an injury when he collapsed in pain and signalled to the team physio, who rushed onto the field.
Jarvis was taken to hospital and X-rayed for a suspected broken bone in his right thumb. He had taken 1 for 9 from two overs and was one of the only bowlers to escape severe punishment. In his absence, Pakistan plundered 61 from the last five overs of their innings, eventually winning the game.