Dean Elgar withdraws from third Test after head injury

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 7:14

South Africa batsman Dean Elgar has withdrawn from the third Test against India after being hit on the helmet by a short-pitched delivery.

The opener, 32, was struck by a ball from India pace bowler Umesh Yadav during the tourists' second innings.

A physio was called for and the umpires announced an early tea in Ranchi.

South Africa was 26 for 4 at the time and are set to suffer an innings defeat and a series whitewash as they slipped to 132 for 8 by stumps, still 203 runs adrift.

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