Proteas Bowler Duanne Olivier Struck in The Face Trying to Catch Ball

Proteas Bowler Duanne Olivier Struck in The Face Trying to Catch Ball

  • The DP World Lions are on a strong roll in the ongoing CSA One-Day Cup
  • The Gauteng team continued its dominance last weekend, swatting aside challengers the Six Gun Grill Western Province
  • However, the Proteas bowler Duanne Olivier won't remember the encounter fondly, suffering a painful moment during the encounter

Wherever he is, Duanne Olivier is nursing a bruised face.

The DP World Lions star bowler was struck in the face by a ball during his team's encounter against the Six Gun Grill Western Province at Newlands Cricket Stadium.

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Duanne Olivier gets hit in the face trying to catch a ball. Image source: SuperSport.
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Province batsmen Daniel Smith skied a Tladi Bokako ball sky-high, with Olivier positioning himself to take what appeared to be a difficult catch with the ball likely to be lost in the midday sun. Typically, it did, with a flustered Oliver being hit on the side of the forehead.

His teammates, the umpire and the opposition looked on while the team doctor attended to the stricken bowler. After several minutes, he was good to go, returning to the action.

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There was no news of him having a further checkup after the match, just to make sure that he was not concussed or that there was no skull fracture.

The Lions would eventually win the match by four wickets, reaching the target of 218 runs for the loss of six wickets. The hosts had been dismissed for 217 runs, earlier.

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