• Elgar felled by bouncer, undergoes tests

    Proteas opening batsman Dean Elgar has been sent for scans after being felled by a bouncer during day three of the third and final Test against India in Ranchi.

    Elgar was struck on the helmet by a short delivery from fast bowler Umesh Yadav shortly before the tea interval on Monday. He did not return to the crease after the break and will undergo concussion testing.

    The left-handed Elgar was on 16 at the time, as the Proteas’ follow-on collapsed to 26-4. The tourists had slipped to 162 all out in response to India’s 497-9.

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    The out-of-form Theunis de Bruyn, who was dropped from the XI for this match, was named as a concussion substitute for Elgar.

    ‘Dean is still being assessed and we are following the standard International Cricket Council concussion protocol. We will send an update as soon as there is one to send,’ read a brief statement from Cricket South Africa.

    Dean Elgar

    Earlier this year, Australian batsman Steve Smith was concussed by a bouncer from England fast bowler Jofra Archer. The injury forced the first concussion substitute in the history of international cricket, as the South African-born Marnus Labuschagne replaced Smith for the remainder of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s in London.

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