Kyle Verreynne changes his batting position after grandfather falls ill
By SMCS - Aug 24, 2022 11:40 am
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The wicketkeeper-batsman of South Africa, Kyle Verreynne changed his batting position during the first test match against England at lords because his grandfather in the stands felt ill. Earlier, he came to bat at the number six position, but in the first test match, he changed his position to number 7 as well.

Kyle Verreynne
Kyle Verreynne

In the first test match, when South Africa opener Sarel Erwee got dismissed by Ben Stokes, and then all-rounder Marco Jansen came to bat instead of Verrynne. However, soo after Rassie Vander Dussen got out in the span of just 12 balls by England captain Ben Stokes as well, and Verrynne came in the middle at number 7. In this inning, South African wicketkeeper, Verrynne could only manage to score 11 runs with one boundary and was dismissed and he became the 100th dismissals of him by Stuart Broad at lords as well but he did his duty from behind the stumps as he grabbed four catches in the match too.

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As far as Verrynne’s grandfather’s health is concerned, the paramedical staff instantly called in the Edrich stand, where he was sitting for a while. Then, shifted to the hospital in London, where he has been recovering very well too.

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As far as the game is concerned, the South African team won the toss and elected to field first. England only managed to score 165 runs in the first inning. South African bowling star Kagiso Rabada claimed his 12th five-wicket haul in the inning. South African opener Dean Elgar and Saral Erwee came in the middle and gave a good start for their team. Saral Erwee scored 73 runs in this inning and managed his team to achieve a total of 326 runs as well, and managed the lead of 161 runs at the end of the first innings too.