SOUTH AFRICA star batsman Hashim Amla came back out to bat after retiring hurt having been hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer in a bid to rally his side after a collapse in the World Cup opener against England at the Oval on Thursday (30).
Amla had made five when he missed an intended pull off the fast bowler, the ball crashing into his helmet after he was beaten for sheer speed. He had several minutes of on-field treatment before walking off.
The Proteas were then 14 without loss in the fourth over chasing 312 to win on an Oval ground where Amla made a South Africa record 311 not out in a Test against England in 2012.
While he was in the dressing room, the Proteas collapsed, with Archer taking three wickets.
But with the score 167 for six in the 32nd over, Amla returned after being cleared to resume his innings by the tournament medical director.