Ind Vs SA: Tea Called Early As Dean Elgar Gets Hit On Head By Umesh

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Proteas' Dean Elgar was struck on the side of his head by a lethal delivery from Umesh Yadav as he had taken his eyes off the ball for a fraction of a second

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Tea was called early on Day three after Dean Elgar suffered a blow to the side of his head from Umesh Yadav. Trailing India by 309 runs, South Africa lost Faf DuPlessis, Temba Bavuma and Zubayr Hamza in quick succession. Dean Elgar was struck on the side of his head by a lethal delivery from Umesh Yadav. Dean Elgar had taken his eyes off the ball for a fraction of a second and was immediately floored by the delivery. As the team's physio rushed out to check on Dean Elgar, the umpires called for Tea earlier than usual. As the innings resumed after tea, it has been learnt that Dean Elgar has retired hurt and George Linde will be out to replace him. 

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Dean Elgar gets hit on the head

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India rattle South Africa

As India enforced follow-on for the second time in this series, South Africa once again collapsed to the might of the Indian bowling. Mohammad Shami once again showed why he is the best fourth innings bowler as he picked up three wickets in quick succession to get rid of Bavuma, DuPlessis and Hamza to put the visitors in trouble. With just six wickets left, South Africa are hoping to somehow edge past India while the hosts look to wrap up the game as soon as possible, in order to complete the 3-0 whitewash. 

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Umesh's lethal bouncer does the trick

Quinton de Kock's bad luck as a batsman continued in the third Test match at Ranchi. He could only manage four runs off six deliveries before being sent back by Yadav's unplayable bouncer. It happened in the second over of the South African innings. On the final delivery, Umesh Yadav had bowled a short delivery on the leg stump line which completely left de Kock clueless while attempting to play it as he was beaten by it completely and the ball went straight into the gloves of Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps.

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