Head was on 9, going through his eighth supply, when he was struck on the glove trying a pull off Coetzee. He went on to face three extra deliveries earlier than deciding he was unable to proceed batting. Extra data on the severity of his damage might be identified on Saturday.
Australia’s chase of 417 suffered early dents once they have been lowered to 22 for two, however Head made a powerful begin. After he was struck, he acquired remedy on the sphere and opted to proceed, and appeared greater than in a position to when he whipped Marco Jansen over deep backward sq. for six. He toe-ended the following ball simply in need of Kagiso Rabada at mid-off, and the following ball he confronted – it was again of a size – he made room to chop however Coetzee adopted him and cramped him for room.
Head appeared uncomfortable and instructed stand-in South Africa captain Aiden Markram and the umpires that he couldn’t proceed. Australia have been 53 for two within the ninth over on the time.
The damage will probably improve hypothesis that Marnus Labuschagne, who was not a part of Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad, may drive his method into the ultimate enjoying group. Labuschagne got here on as a concussion substitute within the first ODI and scored an unbeaten 80 in a match-winning trigger, and adopted that up with 124 within the second sport.