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Duminy is out of series

Calcutta: JP Duminy took some gloss off South Africa’s brilliant opening day in the first Test against Australia on Friday by being ruled out of the tour with an Achilles injury following play at the Gabba.

He was warming down by kicking a rugby ball around with teammates on the playing field, after the Proteas reached stumps at 255 for two, when he suffered the injury. Duminy, 28, a star of South Africa’s historic 2-1 series victory in Australia four years ago, was carried from the ground by medical staff.

In a statement late Friday the team said Duminy would “take no further part in the Test series” after rupturing his left Achilles tendon...”