WI vs SA, 1st Take a look at, 2021
Kieran Powell will exchange him below the concussion substitute rule
West Indies batter Nkrumah Bonner has been dominated out of the primary Take a look at in opposition to South Africa in St Lucia after being identified with concussion. Kieran Powell will exchange him below the concussion substitute rule.
Bonner prime edged the very first ball he confronted, off pacer Anrich Nortje, when he tried to hook a brief supply however performed the ball onto his helmet’s badge. He appeared shaken and was checked for concussion on the sector – whereas South Africa reviewed unsuccessfully for a attainable catch – and allowed to proceed. He confronted 32 balls in all and scored 10 runs however didn’t take the sector when West Indies arrived to bowl, halfway by the second session.
As a substitute, Powell was on the sector and can now additionally bat in Bonner’s place. Powell has not performed for West Indies since 2018 and was recalled for the collection.
If was a giant blow on a day of blows for West Indies, who had been routed for 97 – the nineteenth time in Take a look at cricket they have been bowled out beneath 100, and their lowest complete in opposition to South Africa. Bonner, averaging 62.50 in his 4 Exams earlier than this one, was considered one of solely 5 gamers to face greater than 30 balls within the innings.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent