South African debutant ruled out of T20 series against New Zealand
Chris Morris will miss the remainder of South Africa's T20 series against the Kiwis after suffering an injury on Friday
Last Updated: 22/12/12 1:16pm
The all-rounder sustained a quad muscle complaint during the contest in Durban on Friday which South Africa won by eight wickets with 47 deliveries still remaining.
The 25-year-old took 2-19 before being forced off the field midway through his fourth and final over.
Faf du Plessis was called into action to bowl the remaining two balls of Morris's spell, with the 25-year-old from Pretoria being replaced on tour by Morne Morkel.
The latter had not been due to link up with the squad until after Christmas.
Morris will miss the remaining two T20 matches in East London on Sunday and Port Elizabeth on Boxing Day.
Proteas' team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "Chris will need a recovery period of at least two to three weeks after injuring his left quad during the game.
"This effectively rules him out of the series. When he was bowling his fourth over he went for the effort ball, he tried to bowl a short one and that is where he aggravated the injury.
"He was always fifty-fifty coming into the series but when he had his fitness test he passed all the clinical markers.
"It is one of those injuries that can happen at any time."
A two-Test series between the teams follows in early January, with three one-day internationals ending the Black Caps' tour of South Africa.