S Africa’s Philander has X-ray on hand in­jury

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

South Africa were a bowler down at the start of Eng­land’s second in­nings in the first Test at Lord’s yes­ter­day af­ter Ver­non Philander went for an X-ray on a hand in­jury. “Eng­land be­gin their 2nd in­nings. Bad news for SA, Philander has gone for an X-ray af­ter he was hit on his bowl­ing hand when bat­ting,” said a state­ment on Cricket South Africa’s Twit­ter feed. The 32-year-old Philander was hit on his right, bowl­ing, hand by op­pos­ing pace­man James An­der­son dur­ing yes­ter­day’s morn­ing ses­sion. De­spite the blow Philander — 21 not out at lunch-went on to make 52 be­fore he was last man out in a to­tal of 361. That left the Proteas 97 runs be­hind on first in­nings af­ter Eng­land made 458. Although South Africa can de­ploy a sub­sti­tute fielder in Philander’s ab­sence, the sub­sti­tute is not per­mit­ted to bowl un­der the Laws of Cricket.


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