Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that star all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo received’t be taking any additional half within the remaining two ODIs in opposition to host England. The Protean was subbed off the sector after sustaining a concussion following his collision with skipper Keshav Maharaj on Tuesday.
The incident happened when Keshav Maharaj and Andile Phehlukwayo went for a similar ball throughout England’s chase, and the latter was seen with bruised chin after coming collectively together with his skipper’s shoulder. The 26-year-old was changed by Dwaine Pretorius underneath ICC’s protocols for concussion substitutions. He was underneath statement after coming off the sector.
The guests’ group physician Dr. Hashendra Ramjee make clear his state of affairs and revealed that he has proven indicators of enchancment, which is encouraging for the Protean group, and can proceed on the street to restoration after the graduation of his rehabilitation program. Though he received’t be a part of the group for the second and third ODIs, he would possibly have the ability to characteristic for South Africa within the T20I collection following the remaining two ODIs.
“Following his concussion, Andile has been monitored intently and has proven indicators of enchancment. He’ll now start his concussion return to play rehabilitation program,” Ramjee mentioned in an official assertion by the CSA.
South Africa impressed with their all-round scientific efficiency within the collection opener
Keshav Maharaj’s facet produced a scientific efficiency within the first ODI on the nineteenth of July, Tuesday and accomplished a complete victory by 62 runs in opposition to the hosts. The veteran spinner main the Proteas within the absence of standard skipper Temba Bavuma, made some good selections within the first ODI, particularly his determination to bat first on a record-breaking humid day, because the pitch slowed down within the second innings and run scoring was significantly tough.
After Rassie van der Dussen’s phenomenal century within the scorching warmth in Durham, the South African bowlers bowled intelligently, making full use of the scale of the outfield because the English batters struggled for fluency on a pitch with indeterminate bounce. In pursuit of the guests’ 333, England had been within the match till Anrich Nortje got here in to interrupt all hopes of an unlikely victory with three wickets in a single over, together with Joe Root’s.