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.
Update on Dale Steyn: He's still feeling discomfort this morning and will not bowl for the remainder of the innings. #SAvENG
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) December 29, 2015
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.
Dale Steyn update:He has a right shoulder strain. He will go back onto the field and will be taken for a scan later. pic.twitter.com/cWKJvzNY1H
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) December 28, 2015
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.