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Ind vs SA: Play stopped for Day 3 after umpires raise concern over pitch

The dangerous batting conditions prevailed when India batted as several of their batsmen took blows in their bodies during the day but play was never halted

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

Umpire Michael Gough
Umpire Michael Gough of England, facing camera, signals for the players to leave the field on the third day of the third cricket test match between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg

Match officials halted play in the third Test between and and began discussions with and coaches of both the teams after home opener took a nasty blow on the grill of his helmet, here today. The dangerous batting conditions prevailed when batted as several of their batsmen took blows in their bodies during the day but play was never halted. Chasing 241, were 17 for one in 8.3 overs when Elgar was hit on his helmet by a rising delivery from Mohammed Shami, forcing umpires to suspend play. The physio rushed to the pitch and Elgar was seen placing an ice-pack on his forehand. Umpires and Aleem Dar began discussion and soon match referee joined them. The players were taken off the field and captains and coaches of the two teams were called to discuss further course of action. Earlier, scored 247 in their second innings.

First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 21:05 IST
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