Elton Chigumbura, the Zimbabwe captain, was helped off the field in the 24th over of his team's group stage match against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadriceps. He returned to bat later in the game but will have a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the injury and his availability to for the rest of the tournament.
Chigumbura was chasing a ball Misbah-ul-Haq had struck past him at mid-off, but tripped while attempting a dive and landed heavily on his left knee. Craig Ervine was the first man to check on his team-mate before the physio arrived. A stretcher had come out too, but Chigumbura was able to walk off the field with the help of a couple of the Zimbabwe staff.
He did not return to the field but batted one position lower than usual, at No.8. He spent an hour at the crease in which he seemed to gain confidence despite the obvious pain he was in, which showed with grimaces almost every time he moved at first. Chigumbura began his innings limping, but was running singles by the end. Brendan Taylor was hopeful Chigumbura will be able to take further part in Zimbabwe's campaign.
"All we can wish for is a speedy recovery. We hope he is well because he is very important for us at in the lower order," Taylor said. "If he was fitter and batting with someone who was keeping the scoreboard ticking we might have got even closer in this match."