1st Test, SA vs Eng: Discomfort forces Dale Steyn to stay away from action

It would be a big blow for the hosts if Steyn becomes unavailable for the remainder of this series. 

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015, 17:08 PM IST
1st Test, SA vs Eng: Discomfort forces Dale Steyn to stay away from action

New Delhi: South Africa suffered a blow on Tuesday as spearhead of their bowling line-up, Dale Steyn, will not bowl on the remaining days of the first Test against England at Kingsmead, Durban.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) gave the information on the fourth day of the opening Test via its Twitter account.

A day before, Steyn struggled with a shoulder strain and left the field after 6.2 overs of England's 2nd innings.

However, later the pacer made a surprise comeback to the field in the 11th over.

Soon after his comeback, Cricket South Africa (CSA) had tweeted that Styen will be taken for a scan later.

It would be a big blow for the hosts if Steyn becomes unavailable for the remainder of this series.

In the first innings, the 32-year-old was the most successful bower for his side, with the figures of 25.1-70-4.