South Africa suffer Parnell blow


Wayne Parnell has been ruled out of the remainder of South Africa's home one-day international series against Australia with a rib injury.

The seamer suffered the setback in Sunday's second ODI, which the hosts won by 142 runs to take a 2-0 lead, and will be sidelined for several weeks.

Dwaine Pretorius was drafted in for Wednesday's third meeting of five at Kingsmead.

Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee said: "Wayne had a high-impact landing while fielding during the second ODI on Sunday with subsequent scans confirming a rib injury.

"He will require two to three weeks of rest before he can resume bowling, which makes him unavailable for the remainder of this series."