Thumbs up for injured skipper Paine

2018-04-01 11:25
Tim Paine (Gallo)

Johannesburg - New Australian captain Tim Paine resumed batting on the third morning of the fourth Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday despite suffering a hairline fracture of his right thumb.

LIVE: Proteas v Australia, Day 3

Wicketkeeper Paine was hit on the thumb while standing up to the wicket to bowler Chadd Sayers on Saturday.

He was in obvious pain and needed treatment from team physiotherapist David Beakley.

The diagnosis of a fracture was revealed on Cricket Australia's website on Sunday.

READ: Aussies: We're trying to care for each other

Paine was handed the captaincy after Steve Smith was banned following his involvement in the ball tampering scandal during the third Test in Cape Town.

Read more on:    australia  |  proteas  |  tim paine  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Thursday, 12 July 2018
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Galle International Stadium 06:30
Friday, 20 July 2018
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Colombo 06:30
Sunday, 29 July 2018
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 06:15
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.