Ranchi Test: Theunis de Bruyn comes in as concussion substitute for Dean Elgar

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service RanchiOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 16:35 IST India vs South Africa: Dean Elgar, center, reacts in pain (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn the 10th over of South Africa’s second innings, Dean Elgar was struck on his helmetDe Bruyn was part of the South Africa XI in the Pune Test where they lost by an innings and 137 runsDuring the break, Elgar retired hurt and was taken to a hospital for a concussion testSouth Africa opener Dean Elgar has been replaced by Theunis de Bruyn as a concussion substitute. This after the opener had to retire hurt post a knock on the helmet by a rising Umesh Yadav delivery just before the Tea break on Day 3 of the third and final Test against India at the JSCA Stadium on Monday.de Bruyn was part of the South Africa XI in the Pune Test where they lost by an innings and 137 runs.In the 10th over of South Africa’s second innings, Elgar, who was batting on 16, was struck on his helmet by a fierce bouncer from Umesh. The left-handed batsman immediately went to the ground. The Indian players rushed towards him to see if he was alright while the physio ran in.During the break, Elgar retired hurt and was taken to a hospital for a concussion test. Debutant George Linde was sent to proceed the innings alongside Heinrich Klaasen for the final session of the day’s play.”Dean Elgar will not take any further part in this Test match. Theunis de Bruyn will be his concussion substitute,” Cricket South Africa tweeted.Update on Dean Elgar| SA 43/5Dean Elgar will not take any further part in this Test match.Theunis de Bruyn will be his concussion substitute.#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/2GJSQLW9bf Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 21, 2019Cricket rules for the World Test Championship were tweaked recently to allow players who suffer concussions during a match to be replaced in their team’s Playing XI.advertisementThe visitors are on the brink of another embarrasing defeat as they got bowled out for a mere 162 in their first innings in reply to India’s 497/9 declared. In the second innings also they are in trouble having lost four wickets before the tea interval.Also Read | Ranchi Test: Virat Kohli breaks Mohammad Azharuddin record as India bully South AfricaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow concussion substitutes Ranchi Test: Theunis de Bruyn comes in as concussion substitute for Dean ElgarDean Elgar was hit by a nasty bouncer by Indian pacer Umesh Yadav on the helmet in the 10th over of second inning before Tea.advertisementlast_img

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