Bonner suffers concussion; Powell named replacement


West Indies batsman Nkrumah Bonner has been diagnosed with a concussion and will play no further part in the first Test against South Africa.

This was confirmed by Cricket West Indies on Thursday afternoon. Bonner will be replaced by left-handed batsman Kieran Powell, who was named in West Indies 13-man squad for this game.

The right-handed Bonner was struck on the helmet the first ball he faced from fast bowler Anrich Nortje. The incident required a mandatory concussion test and a change of helmet.

The Jamaican was subsequently cleared to resume batting, and was eventually dismissed by Kagiso Rabada for 10.

West Indies were dismissed for 97 with Lungi Ngidi taking 5-19 and Nortje 4-35.

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