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10 June 2021
West Indian batter Nkrumah Bonner has been concussed out of the first test against West Indies. He suffered a blow to the helmet in the fifth over when Anrich Nortje bowled a bouncer and after hitting Bonner’s head the ball was caught by the short leg fielder and a huge appeal followed which was turned down by the umpire.
After a concussion check, Bonner continued to play, eventually getting out for 10 off a Kagiso Rabada delivery 31 balls later. It was after the West Indian innings ended on a paltry 97 that Bonner did not take the field and Kieran Powell was announced his like for like concussion substitute for the rest of the game, as permitted by the ICC rules.
Powell, 31, has so far played in 40 Tests for the Windies and in them, he has scored 2011 runs with the help of three centuries and six half-centuries.
The South Africa team in reply to West Indies 97 were 128-4 at the end of the day, leading by 22 runs. Aiden Markram top-scored with 60 before he became the third scalp of debutant Jayden Seales. The other wicket was taken by Kemar Roach. For South Africa, Lungi Ngidi took his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket as he alongside Nortje wreaked havoc at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadum.