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India on brink of series sweep, Elgar suffers concussion

Pace duo Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav had India on the brink of a series whitewash after South Africa crumpled while following-on in the third Test, as batsman Dean Elgar was diagnosed with concussion after suffering a wincing blow to the helmet.
At the end of the third day the tourists were on 132-8, trailing India by 203 runs, with replacement batsman Theunis de Bruyn on 30 and Anrich Nortje, on five.
De Bruyn came in under the new concussion sub rule after opener Elgar took a nasty hit on the helmet from a short Yadav delivery and had to retire hurt on 16. The impact left the opener shaken as he lay on the ground getting physio assistance.
South Africa said late Monday that Elgar was “assessed by the team’s medical staff and diagnosed with concussion”.
Events did not improve for South Africa, however, with Shami claiming three wickets, including South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis for four, while Yadav struck twice.
Zubayr Hamza, top scorer in South Africa’s first innings, indicated that his teammates had concentrated too much on India’s spin threat and been taken by surprise by the fast bowlers.
South Africa’s first innings ended on 162 earlier as they chased India’s 497-9 declared.