WI vs SA: Ball to Bonner, out of the Test match (PC-AFP)
In the first test match against West Indies, South African fast bowler Norkhia (Anrich Nortje) hit the bouncer Nkrumah Bonner on the head, out of the test match
New Delhi. Accidents often happen on the cricket field, something similar happened on the first day of the first Test match being played between South Africa and West Indies (WI VS SA) in St. Lucia. On the very first day of the match, West Indies’ top order batsman Nkrumah Bonner got injured and due to this he has been ruled out of the Test match itself. In fact, the fast pace ball of South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje hit Nkrumah Bonner’s helmet and after that he had a headache. Bonner did not come on the field after the end of the West Indies innings and now the news has come that he has been out of the Test match itself. Kieron Powell has become his connection substitute in place of Bonner.
This incident happened in the 12th over of the match with Nkrumah Bonner. Bonner came to the ground after the fall of Shae Hope and Norkhia bowled the first ball to him with a bouncer. 143 kms. This fast-paced ball, thrown from every hour, hit directly in the middle of Bonner’s helmet. As soon as Bonner took off the helmet, he felt a bit dizzy. Although he remained at the crease and after that he played 31 more balls. Banner was dismissed by Rabada and he could score 10 runs.
Bonner did not land on the field
When Nkrumah Bonner got out and went to the pavilion, he complained of a headache and as a precaution, West Indies did not field him. Kieran Powell was made his connection substitute. Now Kieran Powell will bat in his place in the next innings.
Talking about the match, West Indies’ innings was bundled out for 97 runs in just 40.5 overs in the first innings. 6 West Indies batsmen could not even touch the double figure. South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi took 5 wickets for 19 runs. Norkhia got 4 wickets.